On May 1, 2021, three eighth-grade students from Cherryland Middle School in Elk Rapids, Michigan plan to standup paddleboard the treacherous St. Mary’s River.
Owen Werner, Max Ward and Jamie Peters will begin at the Soo Locks and end their 50-mile journey on Drummond Island. The trio plans on paddling with Kwin Morris, their science teacher and co-founder of Stand Up for Great Lakes, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes Basin. Morris has paddled four of the five Great Lakes with fellow co-founders Joe Lorenz and Jeff Guy.
The expedition is intended to raise funds and raise awareness of the increasing levels of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. All funds will be donated to Stand Up For Great Lakes.
Source: Stand Up for Great Lakes