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Paddle Antrim Current News

Protect Our Beloved Common Loons as They Nest

Paddle Antrim and Common Coast Research & Conservation encourage the public to help protect Common Loons during their nesting season. As the weather is getting warmer, more people are recreating on our waterways just as Northern Michigan’s Common Loons are initiating their nests. Loons, who remain a threatened species in the state, breed in many places along the Chain of Lakes Water Trail, as well as within other waterways in… Read More »

Northern Michigan Waterway Education, Stewardship, Accessibility Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Paddle Antrim is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for their 2023 Spring Ripple Effect Mini Grant Program. This competitive grant program funds projects that protect the waterways and connect people to them. Potential projects must focus on stewardship, education, or increasing accessibility to the lakes and rivers.  Since 2015, Paddle Antrim has awarded over $30,400 to 21 projects that have made an impact on over 10 communities. To… Read More »

Fundraising Goal Achieved for Elk Rapids Rotary Park Improvements

Paddle Antrim and the Village of Elk Rapids are pleased to announce that thanks to financial support received from public and private sources the fundraising goals to make planned improvements to Elk Rapids Rotary Park have been achieved. “This week, we were thrilled and honored to receive a competitive Michigan Spark grant from the Department of Natural Resources,” said Karen Simpson, Village President. “This grant will leverage other grants and… Read More »

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