Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project Update

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Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
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Isabella County Parks Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project Rescheduled for Fall 2022 Completion

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 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 will be re-bid in early 2022, with completion date now scheduled for Fall 2022. In Deerfield Nature Park the project plan is to improve/ rebuild two current canoe launches, add one new canoe launch, correct a high-water issue, and take steps to repair a large section of eroded riverbank. The project plan also includes improvements at the Majeske Landing launch area.

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); and the Rise Family Fund, the Barbara A. Bissot Fund, the Community Impact Fund, the Fabiano Family Fund, and the Jane McNamara and Louise Williams 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!