This beautiful 14.5-acre sanctuary consists of southern floodplain forest and associated wetlands, as well as prairie habitat and oak uplands. It was dedicated on July 26, 2008
The land, named after the Looking Glass River that travels through the preserve, was generously donated to the Michigan Nature Association at the end of 2006 by the Fellowship for Today in East Lansing.
“We wanted the land to be a sea of green rather than development or buildings.”
– Grace Menzel, Fellowship for Today
Fellowship for Today is a New Thought spiritual community that worked in conjunction with The Allen and Edyne Gordon Foundation to contribute money toward preserving the land, and adding to MNA’s Bertha A. Daubendiek Sanctuary Preservation Fund to facilitate general maintenance of the property.
“We wanted to come together to leave a legacy for people after us…
that was the vision that drove us.”
– Minister Emeritus Beth Monteith Fellowship for Today