Isabella County Parks to Celebrate Completion of Chippewa River Erosion and Canoe Launch
Project with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony October 12, 2022
Isabella County Parks will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 12, 2022
from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Deerfield Nature Park to celebrate the completion of the Chippewa
River Erosion and Canoe Launch Project. The Isabella County Parks and Recreation
Commission’s monthly Board Meeting will also take place that day from 5:30-6:00 p.m. at the
Pond Overlook Pavilion, and the public is welcome to attend prior to the Ribbon Cutting event.
Isabella County Parks 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 had erosion problem areas that required stabilization.
Working to improve these areas to prevent future embankment issues was 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, and completed in August 2022. In Deerfield
Nature Park the project improved two existing canoe launches, added one new canoe launch
near the north swinging bridge, and repaired a large section of eroded riverbank near the new
canoe launch. The project also included 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); 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, the Access to Recreation Fund, the Brewster Family Access to Recreation Fund,
the Janet Maar Strickler Access to Recreation Fund, and the Mary Ellen Brandell Access to Recreation
Fund, all part of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation.
The Isabella County Board of Commissioners, Isabella County Parks and Recreation
Commission Board, and the Isabella County Parks Staff are all grateful for the support of these
great community and regional partners!
Ribbon Cutting Scheduled To Celebrate Completion Of Chippewa River Erosion And Canoe Launch Project Press Release 10.03.22
Chippewa River Erosion And Canoe Launch Project Ribbon Cutting Invitation