Cube Point

Marquette Island

Will you help preserve this pristine property on the shores of Lake Huron?

Raised: 52%

Little Traverse Conservancy is partnering with the Les Cheneaux Foundation, LTC supporters, and the Carls Foundation to preserve the Cube Point property on Marquette Island in the 36-island archipelago the Les Cheneaux Islands. Part of the scenic approach to Hessel, Cedarville, and the Les Cheneaux Islands from Mackinac, Cube Point, originally called “Ke-che-to-taw-non Point,” is 12.77 acres with 1,500 feet of beautiful, pristine frontage on Wilderness Bay. This property’s preservation will provide critical habitat for migrating birds, bald and golden eagles and osprey, outstanding shoreline habitat for waterfowl, and essential water quality protection for Lake Huron.

As the largest of the islands in the Les Cheneaux archipelago, Marquette Island is already home to three Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves: the Aldo Leopold Nature Preserve, the Catherine Seiberling Stewart Nature Preserve, and the Sheppard-Hardy Nature Preserve. These preserves now total more than 1,900 acres and protect nearly five miles of Lake Huron shoreline.

The scenic Cube Point shoreline enhances all forms of water recreation, including the potential for a destination along the Les Cheneaux Islands Water Trail. Little Traverse Conservancy has the long-term goal of connecting the Cube Point property with the nearby Sheppard-Hardy Nature Preserve and expanding this land conservation effort eastward towards the Aldo Leopold Nature Preserve.

The Cube Point property is under contract for the bargain-sale amount of $850,000. The Les Cheneaux Foundation has contributed $340,000 to this land preservation effort, and the Carls Foundation has provided a 1:2 challenge-grant opportunity that will match up to $100,000 for the first $200,000 raised!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this Les Cheneaux Island land protection effort click the link above or contact:

Ty Ratliff
Associate Director

Little Traverse Conservancy in the Les Cheneaux Region

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