Camp Sea-Gull Becomes Hayes Township Park
HAYES TOWNSHIP – The former Camp Sea-Gull property along the north shore of Lake Charlevoix officially became a Hayes Township park on the morning of January 6, 2014. With 1,400 feet of lake frontage, the 20-acre site offers public access to the lake for numerous recreational opportunities, with a number of the camp’s facilities slated for public use and year-round enjoyment. FULL NEWS RELEASE
Reflections on 2013
HARBOR SPRINGS – Little Traverse Conservancy has released a summary of the organization’s 2013 accomplishments throughout its five-county service area.
In 2013, the non-profit land trust passed a milestone, surpassing 50,000 acres of land protection in its 41 years of existence. This amounts to 78 square miles, which represents about 1.8% of the land in the organization’s service area of roughly 4,400 square miles. The protected lands include more than 130 miles of lake, river, or stream shoreline.
“The volume of land protection is one way to measure the success of a land trust,” said Executive Director Tom Bailey. “So is the number of members who support it, and the amount of money that is raised each year or for a particular project. Yet protecting land in its natural state and making it available for public use and enjoyment comes with many other intangibles that can’t be statistically measured.” FULL NEWS RELEASE