April 2003 Viewpoints
May 2003 Viewpoints
Help TNC acquire Bete Grise South
By Gina Nicholas Posted 05/11/2003
LA BELLE -- Guest author Gina Nicholas, Keweenaw County resident and a member of
the South Shore Association, urges readers to support The Nature Conservancy's efforts to purchase 1,100 acres of wetland and Lake Superior shoreline at Bete Grise South for habitat protection, non-invasive public access, research and education. Now that Lake Superior Land Co./International Paper has received a permit for building an access road and bridge, the area could be sold for residential development unless TNC can soon raise $100,000 towards the $1.5 million purchase price.
Hancock City Council
rejects Swedetown Creek grant
By Merle Kindred Updated 05/08/2003
-- Despite pledges of $83,000 from the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and the Keweenaw Land Trust
to match a Great Lakes Coastal Restoration Grant for land acquisition at the Swedetown Creek
Corridor, the Hancock City Council rejected the State of Michigan's offer of the
$333,000 grant at their May 7 meeting. Noting the city's only responsibility
would be to process the paperwork under its letterhead, guest columnist Merle
Kindred says Hancock residents interested in preserving the Creek, which flows
through the Maasto Hiihto trail system, should attend the Council's next meeting
at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. more
Want to stay in the K-NOW? Don't miss out on the whole story. Find out how you can help.
Hire a Writing Pro
Does the writing on your Web site leave something to be desired? Thesis grammar getting you down? Find out how we can help.
Lure Our Readers to You
Our readers share your passion for the Keweenaw Peninsula. Lure them to
you through banners, sponsorships, and more.