In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County.
The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
Over the last year, significant progress has been made in bringing to life the vision for Historic Barns Park. The most visible changes include the restoration of the old granary building into a beautiful Visitor’s Center – work is nearly complete – and a commuter trail through the park. Although it is not a direct part of the Campaign, the trail is a significant complement and an important feature for the park. In addition, a geothermal system was installed this summer and it will be used to heat and cool the Cathedral Barn. Finally, a fall planting season is upon us and the first of the landscaping is going in the ground.
With the progress and achievements to date, the next several months promise to be an exciting time for Historic Barns Park. We are looking forward to the beginning of 2014 with the anticipation of blooming gardens, renovation and restoration work on the Cathedral Barn, the beginning of the Walled Garden – and more. We need your help to get there and we will be completing our fundraising efforts for these initial project features this year! Please consider making your donation today, using the link below!