Article source: Cheboygan Daily Tribune
Nearly four years in the making, a new fishing access is finally coming to fruition. In 2018, the City of Cheboygan reached out to Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, looking for assistance in improving Major City Park. Erosion along the Cheboygan River was something we could tackle; fishing platforms turned out to be the answer, as they keep foot traffic to a minimum and preserve river banks. Erosion can cover fish spawning habitat and carry excess nutrients into rivers and lakes. Cue three successful grant applications, a slew of public meetings, a sprinkling of media coverage, a zillion phone calls, and now we’re here, on the eve of construction. It’s a perfect time for reflection.
The latest grants from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust’s Access to the Great Lakes Fishery and Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund total over $600,000 for construction. Looking ahead, two of the seven fishing platforms will be completed in 2022.