The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s 23rd annual spring banquet was met with resounding success, yet again. Over 130 people attended the organization’s annual major fundraising event on Thursday, April 19th at Bucks Run Golf Club. More than $18,500 was generated to support wildlife habitat and open space conservation in the Central Michigan region. An eclectic collection of silent auction and live auction items pleased a diverse audience of bidders. The food was excellent per usual. The night’s keynote speakers, Judy Pamp, Assistant Director of Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, and Carey Pauquette, Environmental Manager of Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, came together to touch on the cultural and natural history of the Chippewa River Watershed as well as current programs in place to protect it.