December 2004 News
November 2004 News -- January 2005 News
December 2004 News
Bete Grise wetlands, shoreline protected through TNC partnership
BETE GRISE -- Once staked for a subdivision, Bete Grise
wetlands and Lake Superior shoreline near Lac La Belle in Keweenaw County will now be forever protected thanks to an extensive partnership organized by the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
(TNC). Because of its size, diversity and intact hydrology, Bete Grise is recognized by the Michigan Natural Features Inventory as the single most important coastal marsh community remaining in the upper Great Lakes region. The project
recently received two grants totaling nearly $1.5 million. TNC is now spearheading fundraising efforts in cooperation with the Keweenaw Land Trust, the Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District,the South Shore Association and numerous private donors to generate an additional
$450,000 for required matching funds and costs associated with acquisition and stewardship of the property.
Lake Superior shoreline at Bete Grise South. (Photo © 2004
Trust Fund approves Hunter's Point purchase
COPPER HARBOR -- Trustees for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
recently placed on their final recommendation list of projects a $560,000 grant application to purchase Copper Harbor's Hunter's Point.
The Trust Fund's decision caps a two-year effort by Grant Township to purchase 9.4 acres and 4,800 feet of
Lake Superior shoreline in order to protect it from development related to a
nearby subdivision. The Copper Harbor community and visitors have raised all but
$10,000 of the $195,000 local match required by the grant. more
This view of Hunter's Point, a narrow finger of land that protects Copper Harbor from the storms of Lake
Superior, was taken from Brockway Mountain.
(Photo © 2004 and courtesy Jim
Junttila. Reprinted with permission.)
November 2004 News -- January
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