Friday, January 04, 2013

New Year's Day plunge celebrates support for Conservancy's Seven Mile Point

AHMEEK -- North Woods Conservancy is celebrating their 2012 goal of receiving pledges from 400 people -- who have signed up as monthly sustainers, giving $10/month for the year -- to help make the mortgage payments on Seven Mile Point, a beautiful Lake Superior beach in Keweenaw County.

Since the Conservancy reached its goal, Kate Griffith volunteered to go in the water on New Year's Day at Seven Mile Point.

Kate Griffith and her friend Patrick Jaszczak prepare to make the New Year's Day 2013 plunge at Seven Mile Point. (Photo © and courtesy North Woods Conservancy)

As this video shows, Kate and Pat did make the plunge!

Kate Griffith and her friend Patrick Jaszczak jump in the icy water of Lake Superior at Seven Mile Point in Keweenaw County on New Year's Day, 2013. They are celebrating the North Woods Conservancy fundraising effort reaching 400 supporters to help pay the mortgage on their purchase of the pristine beach. (Video clip © and courtesy North Woods Conservancy)

In 2001 the North Woods Conservancy (NWC) purchased this ecologically sensitive parcel, located on the north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Allouez Township, for protection and limited public access.

Summertime photo of the beach at Seven Mile Point on Lake Superior. The parcel contains 32 acres and 1,506 feet of Lake Superior shoreline, including sand, cobble and 1.1 billion year-old bedrock beach. The Michigan Natural Features Inventory calls Seven Mile Point one of the gems of the Keweenaw. (2010 File photo by Keweenaw Now

Visit the North Woods Conservancy Web site to learn more about Seven Mile Point and their work.

1 comment:

raysharp said...

Congratulations, kate, on the fundraising.