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September 2002
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Utilizing Public Land

A special ad hoc committee of volunteers was recently formed to evaluate the recreation potential for available public land along the Lake Michigan shoreline and inland lakes of Beaver Island. The group met three times during July and August, where assessments for improvements were made. Areas for concern have been signs, access roads, parking, walking trails, and facilities (outhouse and trash collection), at 36 locations around the Island.

Ten locations have been earmarked for improvement in 2003. Signs will be completed for these locations by May 15, 2003. The new signs will be routed in wood and painted blue with white lettering. An example of the new signage is at the entrance to the footbridge, south of the Lake Geneserath boat launch.
The following people have given their time to this project: Don Cole, Robert Cole, Bill Hannon, Alice Belfy, Terry Saxton, Ed Connaghan, Krys Lyle, Marilyn Reed, Ann Broder, and Red Rowley. Thank you for your time on this project.
Our next meeting will be, Friday, September 6, 2002, at 1:00 p.m., Peaine Township Hall.

–Krys Lyle

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