Quite a change from this summer!
Big News! We've just been told that Scott Whitcomb will present us with the Volunteer of the Year award at the Pigeon River Country Advisory Council meeting on January 23, 2015. Here is a picture of the award.
It's cold out there!!
Agreement reached on Dam Removal
Judge Allen issued a Consent Judgment on the Song of the Morning Dam removal case.on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Huron Pines has agreed to take the lead in the dam removal project which will begin after the drawdown is complete.
The drawdown began on May 22. There is 50+ years of organic sediment in the pond that will slowly flow downstream during the drawdown. This process will almost certainly take at least this summer to complete safely. Unfortunately you will see a substantial amount of silt and organic matter which will make the Pigeon appear dark and murky, particularly at the Sturgeon Valley Road bridge during much of this process. Golden Lotus, with our help, is carefully monitoring the situation to minimize as much as possible the impact on the Pigeon.
Golden Lotus, Trout Unlimited, and the Association are now cooperating to reduce as much as possible the potential for harm to the Pigeon River during the dam removal stage which, hopefully, will begin next year after the draw down is complete. Here are pictures with dates of the Song of the Morning pond drawdown which began May 22: