Let's save our Keweenaw, together!
Call to Action
Help expand the Keweenaw Tip Recreation Area, now and for generations to come!
Through the first few months of 2021, many hundreds of KORC members, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, and conservationists sent in Nomination Forms to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Hundreds more letters were sent to our elected officials. It was an incredible response and got the State's attention. Our elected officials know how important the incredible landscape of the Keweenaw is for our local economy and quality of life. Unfortunately the State passed on the first opportunity and now over 32,000 acres are under threat, recently listed for sale by AFM Real Estate. The map below shows our original goal in expanding the Keweenaw Tip Recreation Area, and the updated map shows what land we stand to lose.
The time is now, your letters can make the difference! We have created sample letters for our elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Please take the time to personalize each letter and mail it to the address provided. You can also submit your comments online or via email, links are provided at the top. Better yet... you can do both!
By taking a few minutes to answer this Call to Action, you can be a part of protecting thousands of acres in the Keweenaw for future generations. The conservation of incredible landscapes and public access depends on you!
Download all the sample letter templates (Word format): https://bit.ly/3kCngoS
Governor Whitmer letter: https://bit.ly/3hnwYJx
State Representative Greg Markkanen letter: https://bit.ly/3Bld6ih
State Senator Ed McBroom letter: https://bit.ly/3imXWAm
Congressman Jack Bergman letter: https://bit.ly/3eDodJB
Senator Debbie Stabenow letter: https://bit.ly/3imXuCa
Senator Gary Peters letter: https://bit.ly/2UsYHzV
*Please do not "Request edit access" to these online documents, simply click "File" in the upper left-hand corner to download as the filetype you wish, or copy the text. Thanks!
If you are not a resident of Michigan you are still encouraged to send in a letter AND register your comments online! All those who recreate in the Keweenaw are part of the collective voice that communicates clearly how important this place is for our local economy, quality of life, and so much more—not only for today but for future generations.
Check back very soon for several sample letters to other elected officials that you may customize and other communication tools we are preparing. Please feel free to share the map image and map PDF (link here) to spread the word.
Click map for PDF version