Sunday, August 07, 2016

North Woods Conservancy’s Second Annual Photo Contest continues

Poster for North Woods Conservancy Photo Contest courtesy North Woods Conservancy.

North Woods Conservancy's "Get to Know the North Woods" photo contest for non-professional photographers of all ages continues through Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Explore the five beautiful natural areas owned by the North Woods Conservancy (NWC): Seven Mile Point, Conglomerate Falls, Dore Woods, Gratiot River North, and Merganser Pond. Have some fun doing it! Then submit up to 10 of your best photos that showcase your experiences. What surprised you? Puzzled you? Made you smile? Tell your story through a photo and you could be a winner! No entry fee.

Seven Mile Point: The beach at Seven Mile Point is open from noon - sunset every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday. Abundant sunshine, cool breezes off the lake, fewer insects, warmer water. Camp free for the weekend at Seven Mile Point when you help host!

Beach at Seven Mile Point. The Michigan Natural Features Inventory calls Seven Mile Point one of the gems of the Keweenaw. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

Conglomerate Falls: You can visit the Conglomerate Falls Natural Area anytime. Located at 1600 Conglomerate Falls Lane, off South Farmers Block/Tanskanen Road. Park at the turn around by the porta potty (but don't block the road to the cabin) and head downhill to the river. Click here for info on availability of the cabin.

Click here to read about all the NWC Natural Areas.

Photo Contest Prizes: $50 First Prize, $25 Second Prize, and $15 Third Prize, plus a 2017 membership in NWC for each prize winner. The winning photos will be displayed in the Daily Mining Gazette and the Marquette Monthly newspapers and online at Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula Facebook page, the Keweenaw Now blog and on Pasty Cam. The photos will also be part of a window display at Copper Country Associated Artists Gallery in Calumet.

Did you take photos in the NWC Natural Areas last August after our 2015 photo contest closed? The 2016 NWC Photo Contest is now accepting those photos taken August 4, 2015 and later. Click here for more information on participating.

Click here to learn more about North Woods Conservancy, to volunteer or to make a donation.

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