Pine, Upper Manistee considered for ‘Natural Rivers’ designation: MI

Article Posted: March 25, 2003

Brought to you by

[ Return to Lake Huron,Michigan and Superior Articles and News ]

Pine, Upper Manistee considered for ‘Natural Rivers’ designation

State Department of Natural Resources today announced a series of public hearings to discuss designation of the Pine River and Upper Manistee River as Natural Rivers under authority of Natural Rivers Act.

The hearings allow the public to offer testimony regarding the draft Natural River Management Plans written for both rivers. Each hearing will open with a one-hour information session where Natural Rivers Program staff will be available to answer questions.

Interested residents can provide verbal comments on either plan at any hearing location. Written comments may be submitted to Steve Sutton, Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division, PO Box 30446, Lansing, MI 48909, or by e-mail to

The public comment period will remain open until June 8. Following the public comment period, both draft Management Plans and the public comment record will be submitted to the DNR Director for review and a final decision. Copies of the draft Management Plans can be found on the internet at , or by requesting a copy at the address given above or in person from the County Clerk’s office in those counties scheduled for public hearing. Hearing dates are listed below.

1. April 28, 6-9 p.m., Manistee High School Auditorium, Manistee

2. April 29, 1-4 p.m., Hollister Senior Center, Baldwin

3. April 29, 6-9 p.m., Reed City High School, Reed City

4. April 30, 6-9 p.m., Lake City High School Auditorium, Lake City

5. May 1, 6-9 p.m., Kalkaska High School Auditorium, Kalkaska

6. May 2, 6-9 p.m., Senior High School Cafeteria, Cadillac

7. May 3, 1-4 p.m., Grayling Middle School Cafeteria, Grayling ,

8. May 5, 1-4 p.m., Bellaire Senior Center, Bellaire

9. May 5, 6-9, p.m., Gaylord Intermediate School, Gaylord

10. May 6, 6-9 p.m., Southfield High School Library, Southfield

11. May 7, 6-9 p.m., Central High School Auditorium, Grand Rapids

12. May 8, 6-9 p.m., Okemos High School Kiva, Lansing

Source: MDNR is a Trademark of Great Lakes Angler Online All rights reserved
Copyrights © 2000 Great Lakes Angler Online  All rights reserved