By Carol Johnson Pfeffercorn*
HANCOCK -- When Mary Sinish donated her acreage and homes to the Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT), her intent was to make it available to the public as an educational preserve. This past year, KLT has been busy remodeling the Sinish home into a nature center, which will accommodate community and educational groups, school gatherings, book clubs and discussion groups -- as well as outdoor activities such as canoeing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and native plant gardening.
The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) is remodeling the Marsin Nature Center near Oskar Bay. KLT will hold an Open House at the Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. (Keweenaw Now file photo courtesy Keweenaw Land Trust)
The remodeling followed the combined recommendations of an architect and the Sustainable Design Systems course taught by Rick Loduha at Finlandia University.
This photo shows some of the remodeling being done at the Keweenaw Land Trust's Marsin Nature Center. (Photo © and courtesy Pat Toczydlowski, KLT land specialist)
To view the results of the remodeling and learn more about the Marsin Nature Center, attend the KLT Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Marsin Center, located near Oskar Bay.
Directions: from Hwy 26, turn onto the Canal Road, drive 8 miles (1 mile past Oskar) to the big Red Brick Road sign. Turn right and drive approximately .8 mile to the Marsin Center, on the left.
* Keweenaw Now guest writer Carol Johnson Pfeffercorn recently moved to the Keweenaw from the Menominee area. In addition to writing, she is assisting Keweenaw Now with advertising and public relations.