Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project Construction Press Release

200 N. Main Street Rm. 110
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 317-4083
Fax:(989) 779-9916
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Except holidays

Isabella County Parks Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project Construction to
Begin Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission manages eight County Parks, three of
which are located along the Chippewa River – Deerfield Nature Park, Majeske Landing, and
Meridian Park. Due to increased use, high water and other water conditions, several spans of
riverbank located throughout two of these parks have erosion problem areas that require
stabilization.

Working to improve these areas to prevent future embankment issues is the goal of the
Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project. Originally scheduled to be completed in
Fall 2021, this project was re-bid in early 2022, with completion date now scheduled for this Fall,
or sooner. In Deerfield Nature Park the project plan is to improve/ rebuild two current canoe
launches, add one new canoe launch, and take steps to repair a large section of eroded
riverbank. The project plan also includes improvements at the Majeske Landing launch area.
Construction for this project is set to begin Wednesday, July 20 at Majeske Landing, with
Deerfield construction beginning the week of July 25. Work will take place Monday through
Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. throughout the summer. Call the Isabella County Parks Main
Office at (989) 317-4083 for launch access information during construction, or visit the Isabella
County Parks Facebook page to view updates.

Funding for this project was made possible by the generous support of the Saginaw Chippewa
Indian Tribe
through their 2% revenue sharing distributions; the Mt. Pleasant Area
Convention and Visitors Bureau
; The Conservation Fund and the twelve foundations and
corporations that make up the Funders Network of the
Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative
Network (WIN)
; the W.E. Martin Foundation; and the Rise Family Fund, the Barbara A. Bissot
Fund, the Community Impact Fund, the Fabiano Family Fund, the Jane McNamara and Louise
Williams Fund, and the Access to Recreation Fund of the
Mt. Pleasant Area Community
Foundation
.

The Isabella County Parks and Recreation Staff is grateful for the support of these great
community and regional partners!

Chippewa River Erosion And Canoe Launch Project Construction To Begin Press Release