BARAGA, MI (AP)-- A public ceremony was held to celebrate a project that will protect scenic lands in the Upper Peninsula from development.
The project will shield 1,374 acres and nearly a mile of Lake Superior Shoreline in the northwestern U.P.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided a $1 million grant to buy the property, while private foundations and individuals chipped in an additional $1.1 million.
It's part of a program called the Abbaye Peninsula-Huron Bay Conservation Initiative.