Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.comI was asked to be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting for the Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire, Michigan.
This conservation area protects almost 1,500 acres along the beautiful Grass River, the waterway connecting Clam Lake to Lake Bellaire
(see the previous blog post for a look at this important preserve).
The meeting was held at Shanty Creek.
Shanty Creek overlooking Lake Bellaire
Executive Director, Haley Breniser, introduces me