Black Hole Initiative

Pickerel-Crooked Lake Channel

You can help expand the protection
of the iconic Black Hole
THE BLACK HOLE INITIATIVE

Located between Crooked and Pickerel Lakes, there is a deep spring-fed channel known locally as “The Black Hole.” If you have been on either lake, you have likely taken the turn down this quiet channel and swam in The Black Hole. Recreational opportunities are numerous and ducks, deer, crane, snapping turtles and other wildlife frequent this special place. As the Headwaters of the Inland Waterway, this chain of connecting waterways serves as critical wildlife and waterfowl habitat.

Beginning in 2005, your Little Traverse Conservancy began protecting land around The Black Hole. The effort grew by acquiring adjacent land that was once a golf course. The Black Hole Initiative is reigniting the protection of the iconic Black Hole and surrounding lands.


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

You have the opportunity to protect an additional 18 acres of land in the Black Hole region (see map below). Like much of the Black Hole Nature Preserve, this property was formerly part of a golf course. You can be a part of its reclamation of nature. With your gift, you will protect 18 acres of excellent wildlife and waterfowl habitat as well as significant watershed protection. 

YOUR GIFT WILL
  • Protect ecologically important habitat
  • Increase public access and protection of the Inland Waterway
  • Add to the 235 acres and nearly one mile of protected shoreline along the Crooked-Pickerel Lake Channel

CURRENT PROJECT GOAL: $188,000

RAISED TO DATE: $106,500

Emily Hughes
Chief Development Officer

Little Traverse Conservancy in the Black Hole Region

Mile of Shoreline Protected
1
Acres Protected
0

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