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In honor of the Leelanau Conservancy's 30th Anniversary, we invite you to celebrate with fellow friends and lovers of Leelanau. Share a locally sourced, casual meal catered by Epicure Catering with beverages by Baia Estate Leelanau and Arbor Brewing. Relish the beauty of Leelanau summertime while enjoying entertainment from the Cabin Fever String Band at the historic Dechow Farm in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

In 1991, we held our first ‘Friends Rally’ to celebrate the successes of a fledgling Conservancy. Now, 30 years after our founding, our mission remains the same:

To conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County.

Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to protect over 14,000 acres of the best of Leelanau forever. In the same spirit as in our first-ever gathering, rally with us to celebrate the past, present and future of the Leelanau Conservancy.

  • Entertainment by the Cabin Fever String Band, who played at the very first Leelanau Conservancy Rally. 5pm-7:30pm.
  • Celebratory address & toast by Executive Director Tom Nelson at 6:30pm.
  • Event concludes at 8pm.
  • Pre-Event Guided Hikes at Palmer Woods Forest Reserve guided by Conservancy Staff! Register on our website.

Locally sourced, casual meal prepared by our friends at Epicure Catering.

Adult Ticket ($45) Menu:

Cheese tray featuring locally made artisan cheeses, handmade crackers and condiments

Grilled local chicken breast sandwich on rustic white

with pickled carrots and chimichurri (on side)

Minted local watermelon

Housemade radish, carrot and cabbage slaw

Double chocolate, dried cherry cookie

Children's Ticket ($20) Menu:

Cheese & Crackers

Grilled chicken on plain pasta with Parmesan

Local watermelon

Double chocolate, dried cherry cookie

Selection of Arbor Brewing beers, Baia Estate Leelanau wines and non-alcoholic beverages

Both adult and child menus are peanut and tree nut free

(Dietary restrictions will be accommodated, with request at time of ticket purchase)

Green, zero-waste event with 100% compostable, recyclable food & beverage service items

Tickets are on sale until July 25th. Tickets will not be available to purchase at the door due to National Park regulations.

. Ticket includes meal, beverages and entertainment. 

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:




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Venue Information

Dechow Farm
Intersection of M-22 & Port Oneida Road 4505 W Harbor Hwy
Maple City, MI 49664
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Organizer Information

Leelanau Conservancy

Address: 105 1st St
Leland, MI 49654

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