Protecting the Great Lakes

$1,176 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 1 month
KP
Kadin Patterson
on behalf of Stand Up For Great Lakes
 WILLIAMSBURG, MI
My friend Gordie and I are on a mission to help protect the Great Lakes. Our goal is to raise money for the Great Lakes and awareness about what's going on in them. We will be doing this by crossing the Mackinac Straits and getting word out to the media. A key thing we will be hitting on while raising is the controversial oil pipeline, Line 5. Recent debates have really made it a hot topic. There are positive and negative sides to this pipeline such as what would happen should the pipeline burst, and what Enbridge (the company that owns the pipeline) is doing to make sure the Great Lakes stay pure. This means a lot to Gordie and I because this is something that is right in our backyard and we need to protect it. We both spend countless hours in the water and I don't want to know what it's like to not have that privilege. Our science teacher, Kwin Morris, and a group of his friends paddle boarded across Lake Michigan in the summer of 2015. He was our inspiration to do this and has been helping us a ton all the way. Kwin and a couple other members from Stand Up For The Great Lakes (the group that crossed the Lake Michigan) will be crossing the Mackinac straits with us. All the money we raise will go to either helping us make the cross or the organization Stand Up For The Great Lakes.
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$1,176 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 1 month
Created January 27, 2017
KP
Kadin Patterson  
on behalf of Stand Up For Great Lakes
DM
$25
Danielle Minnick
8 days ago
TS
$50
The Schindlers
8 days ago

Great job! Happy paddling! We are cheering for you and are proud of your determination, hard work and passion for our Great Lakes!

CM
$20
Courtney Myers
8 days ago

So proud of you G man - making our family proud. We love you!

GL
$100
Gordon and Eileen Lafontaine
8 days ago
AK
$25
Alicia Kaput
8 days ago
AL
$20
Amy Lesneski
9 days ago

This is awesome, way to make a difference :) have fun and be safe!

ME
$20
Monica Evans
10 days ago

This is great. I love that you are stepping up to help protect the Great Lakes. Line 5 needs to be shut down.

SP
$60
Sarah Pierson
29 days ago

Excellent guys!

AD
$20
Ann Devogel
1 month ago

Cletus and I plan to be at the finish line. So proud of the training and journey you're on. "Experience is the teacher of all things."

LK
$10
Landen Knight
1 month ago
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