The TC Record-Eagle reports that with a June 1 deadline looming, the Leelanau Conservancy has raised less than 10% of an estimated $2 million required forÂ preservation of theÂ 145-acre DeYoung family farmstead onÂ Cedar Lake in Elmwood Township. Plans call for preserving it as a natural area open to the public for hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing and wildlife observation.
The property stretches across Cherry Bend Road and features nearly a mile of undeveloped Cedar Lake shoreline, clear streams and hilltop views of Grand Traverse Bay.
Read Leelanau Conservancy eyes Louis DeYoung parcel for natural area in the Record-Eagle (they also have a cool slideshow of the farm)
Information about the project at the Leelanau Conservancy web site (includes a Traverse Magazine article and numerous photos)