Public meeting to focus on Maybury State Park: MI

Article Posted: April 16, 2003

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Public meeting to focus on Maybury State Park

WHO: Department of Natural Resources Director K. L. Cool, DNR Parks Bureau staff,local stakeholder groups

WHAT: Public meeting to discuss the future of Maybury State Parkís living farm

WHEN: April 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Genittiís Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurant, 108 E. Main St., Northville

WHY: Following a Feb. 12 fire which destroyed the barn at Maybury State Parkís living farm, DNR officials received considerable indications of public support from residents throughout Michigan to rebuild the site. The DNR has no funds for such a reconstruction, but has been approached by the Northville Community Foundation with an offer to establish a management partnership, similar in concept to the many state-local partnerships used to manage lighthouses along Michiganís coastal shorelines. The Northville Community Foundation has established an endowment fund to raise money for rebuilding and managing the facility.

Director Cool will provide an overview of the farmís past, update residents on the present situation, and field questions, comments, ideas and concerns about the future of the site.

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