Making a Commitment: Northport Teens Hold Annual Triathlon to Raise Funds for Conservancy

From our 2009 Fall Newsletter

August 2009–A group of teenagers who spend part of their summer on Northport Point—29 to be exact—held their ninth annual triathlon in early August, 2009. In this event the kids swim a half-mile in Northport Bay, bike six miles and run one more. All this energy is expended with one purpose in mind: to raise funds and awareness for our land protection projects at the tip of the peninsula.

Many of these same kids have helped in the Kids Tent at our picnic, and also at work bees held each summer. This year, $2,700 was raised that will be used to create and maintain trails at Lighthouse West Natural Area at the tip of the Peninsula. Thanks to the teens, who have raised over $17,000 over the last eight years.  Our thanks also go our to Lisa Randall, a Northport Point parent who has organized the event every year, who says, “I am so proud of our teens for continuing the triathlon and their commitment to the conservancy.  While many of our Northport teens do not live here year round, they do enjoy the beautiful sunsets, watching the moon rise and the spectacular Northern Lights.  The triathlon is a great way for the teens to give back to their community and help preserve the peninsula they love.”

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