Gully of the Great Lakes began in the early 2000's, coinciding with my husband, photographer Ed Wargin's Fresh Coast Project and Fresh Coast Film Collection. Fresh Coast has been a large undertaking since it began, decades ago. Though it's taken much time, energy, and dedication from our entire family especially these last few years, it's been worth every Great Lakes mile traveled, every shoreline hiked, every sunrise, and every individual piece of film created and archived.
During this time, we also began chasing a little herring gull around the Great Lakes. His name is Gully. There's no better ambassador for teaching children about the Great Lakes than Gully, a little bird with a lot of pluck. With directives in tact, we've been working on stories, education components, and new digital platforms so that we can help Gully share his Great Lakes story.