Leadership Charlevoix County Class launches ‘PADDLE UP!’
Contact: Meghan M Meyer
The 2019 Leadership Charlevoix County Class launches ‘PADDLE UP!’
CHARLEVOIX — Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) hopes to make it easier for anyone to launch a kayak or paddleboard onto the waters of Lake Charlevoix this summer with its “Paddle Up” project.
Each year this group takes on a community project. This year, the 15 members of the 2019 class are fundraising and FUN-raising with the Disability Network Northern Michigan (DNNM) and the City of Charlevoix Recreation Department
(CRD) to bring a universal accessible kayak launch to Ferry Beach. This launch site is expected to make getting onto the water much more accessible to kayakers and other water enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and skill levels
without the need for adaptations or specialized design. Paddlers want to launch and land smoothly and safely without capsizing or damaging their watercraft.
To help get this project completed, donations are welcomed at disabilitynetwork.org. Click on the ‘Support Our Work’ tab to be taken to the donation page and select “Paddle Up-Leadership Charlevoix County.”
Leadership Charlevoix County | 100 Main Street - P.O. Box 137 | East Jordan, MI 49727