Friday, December 4, 2009

Accessible Fishing Piers to Be Built on Manistee River

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a news release of the Manistee National Forest

The Manistee Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forest is working in partnership with several Manistee County Agencies to develop universally accessible fishing piers at two Manistee River Access Sites on forest property: Rainbow Bend and Bear Creek.

As part of a larger "Envisioning" process 2 to 5 accessible piers will be installed at Rainbow Bend, and 1-2 at Bear Creek, including walkways. Anglers with mobility problems will be able to reach the piers from handicap parking sites. Universal access benefits not only people in wheelchairs, but those with walkers, and also families with strollers and small children.

The entrance road and parking area at Rainbow Bend will be paved. That area will be plowed in the winter. Work is scheduled to begin spring 2010.

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