Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bete Grise picnic, potluck fundraiser to be Aug. 23 at Point Isabelle Park

View of Lake Superior and Point Isabelle from Point Isabelle Park. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

BETE GRISE -- The Stewards of Bete Grise Preserve will host a picnic potluck and fundraiser next Sunday, August 23, at the recently acquired Point Isabelle Park on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

This sign at the Point Isabelle Park lists partners and funding sources that have contributed to the Bete Grise Preserve. Click on photo for larger version. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. with the potluck beginning at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to share, a lawn chair and your own tableware for this great event!

Live music from talented local musicians will start at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated as the Stewards of Bete Grise look to take care of this treasured natural and scenic resource.

"This is the 11th year anniversary of the Bete Grise Preserve in which a total of 4,000 acres, including 5.5 miles of sensitive shoreline on Lake Superior, has been preserved and now includes almost all of the sloughs of Lac La Belle," says Anita Campbell of Stewards of Bete Grise Preserve. "Last year we celebrated the 10-year anniversary with guest Senator Carl Levin, announcing the acquisition of several additional parcels.*  It’s been 11 years of dedicated folks writing grants, along with a large number of local, state and federal partners helping to preserve this unique land for public use, education and enjoyment. Bete Grise is also historically and culturally important to Native American communities."

A large crowd gathers at the Point Isabelle Park on Aug. 17, 2014, to dedicate new additions to the Bete Grise Preserve and celebrate its 10th anniversary. Former U.S. Senator Carl Levin is seated in the foreground, center. (Keweenaw Now file photo)*

To reach the Point Isabelle Park, take US-41 north until you reach Lac La Belle Road.  Turn on to Lac La Belle Road for 10.6 miles, then look for a roadside sign on the east side indicating you have reached Point Isabelle. Click here for directions from Calumet. For more information, contact the Stewards of Bete Grise at (906) 369-3400.

* Editor's Note: See our Sept. 1, 2014, article, "Sen. Levin joins supporters, visitors at Bete Grise 10-year celebration."

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