Stand Up For Great Lakes


Protecting, Educating and Standing Up for all Great Lakes

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About

It all started as a dream to cross Lake Michigan. Once that mission was completed, we soon realized the impact we could make on not only the Great Lakes but all rivers, lakes and streams. Our goal is to cross each Great Lake by stand up paddle board while raising funds/ awareness for this amazing natural resource.  We also hope to educate, protect and advocate. We are a non profit charity that would love your support.

But why put in all the effort and energy?

It boils down to three reasons.

 

The Great Lakes are the

largest

collection of fresh water in the world.

Help Keep the Great Lakes Awesome

Paddling Across

Lake Huron

Our next mission consists of a 90-mile paddle across the second largest Great Lake, Lake Huron.

This year, we were contacted by Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, headquartered in Alpena, Michigan, to paddle across the sanctuary to the shores of Canada.

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) encompasses 4,300 square miles of northwestern Lake Huron and is part of a national system of marine protected areas. The only sanctuary in the Great Lakes, TBNMS works to protect one of America’s best-preserved and nationally-significant collections of shipwrecks.

Lake Huron’s cold, fresh water preserves many of these shipwrecks intact and in water depths ranging from a few inches to over 200 feet, making the sanctuary a popular tourist destination for divers, snorkelers and paddlers.

Through research, education, and community involvement, the sanctuary works to protect our nation’s historic shipwrecks for future generations.

 

Donate here for funds to go directly to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary




 

 

Help Preserve The

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Our Generous

Sponsors

Help Keep This Playground

Pristine

Who's On

The Team

Rich in History. Stunningly Beautiful.

 

A Vital Watershed

Keep Up With the Latest

News

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, […]


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