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We Crossed The Straits!

A group of Cherryland Middle School 8th grade students, along with SUFGL, successfully crossed the Mackinaw Straits, April 22nd. The paddle took us just under two hours. Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson were the students and raised just over four thousand dollars! With currents exceeding Niagra Falls and water temps below 40 degrees, training and […]

Group set to cross Straits with students

In late April, a group of Cherryland Middle School 8th grade students will attempt to cross the Straits of Mackinac by stand-up paddleboard. It all began with Cherryland Middle School’s (Elk Rapids Public Schools) International Baccalaureate 8th Grade Community Project program. Students Gordie Lafontaine and Kadin Patterson were inspired by their science teacher Kwin Morris’ […]

Torch Lake Post 4th Clean-up!

We are one week away from our Torch Lake Clean-Up. We are so humbled by the support of the community. It just shows how much people care about protecting this vital resource. Be at the DNR Boat launch at 9AM July 5th! If you cannot make the clean-up and want to contribute to the team, […]

Training to Cross Lake Michigan

For a mission like this we knew the training was going to be vigorous. Not only did we have to paddle train but we also hit the gym hard too. Coming off a hard winter, we were dying to get into the water. The first few times we paddled, we were dodging ice bergs and […]