Home Page Archive 2019

Thursday, May 16, Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee (BIPAC) Meeting. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Nature Center, Belle Isle. Daniel Eichinger, the newly appointed director of the DNR, is scheduled to attend. Anyone can sign up for public comment at the meeting. Each person has three minutes to comment or ask questions. Let Director Eichinger and the BIPAC hear your thoughts and answer your questions. 

Saturday, May 11, Picnic on Belle Isle. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., (NEW LOCATION) Shelter  5 on Riverbank Road, last shelter on left before exiting island.  Stop by and chat with members of Belle Isle Concern. We will provide hot dogs (both meat & veggie), buns, condiments, cake, cookies, lemonade, and water. All else is potluck so feel free to bring chips, dips, salads, desserts, veggie/fruit trays, etc. No alcohol. Please let us know via email at  belleisleconcern@gmail.com if you want to bring something. 

Park Film Screening - A Success
Our first event in the series “Artists Speak out on Belle Isle” was a rousing success. Detroit visual artist Nicole Macdonald premiered her new documentary short film, “A Park for Detroit," at the Annex Gallery in Highland Park. A Q & A followed the movie, Macdonald said the film, which 
focuses on the plants, birds, and other animals that inhabit the abandoned zoo on Belle Isle, is an artistic argument for allowing at least some 
parts of Detroit to return to nature.  Members of a community panel then discussed the issues around the privatization of the park for the Grand Prix with an audience of over 100.