WE SIGNED THE LEASE!!
Here is a picture of Stewart Smith, our President, with Steve Milford, the DNR representative, right after the signing of the 25 year lease on the former CCC built Unit Manager's Cabin. Standing behind them is the PRCA Board. For more information and pictures of the event, go to Discovery Center
PRCA president Stewart Smith was featured on 7/31 in a story about the Discovery Center on WCMU Public Radio. Here is a link to his interview and the story.
We have almost succeeded in obtaining funding for the dam removal thanks to you, our members! We needed about an additional $65,000 according to the cost estimates. Here is a breakdown of pledged funding and hoped for grants as of early July:
1) PRCA member donations - $14,625
2) Otsego Community Foundation grant - $5,000
3) Great Lakes Fishery Trust grant - $45,750
Update: Unfortunately the bids came in above what had been projected. So we are still searching for more funds, about $30,000 more. So the success picture has had to come down but we hope to be able to put it back up soon....
Our ANNUAL MEETING was HELD BEHIND DNR HEADQUARTERS ON JULY 5, 2015. See Information
We must tell you that unfortunately we have run out of our maps of the High Country Pathway. We are working on an up-to-date revision that will hopefully be ready soon. Then there will be a delay while they are being printed. So the new maps will probably not be available until late September. Thank you for your patience.
A forest friend
(found on High Country Pathway)
Projects in Pigeon River Country
We are now involved in two major projects in the Pigeon River Country.
We are partners with Trout Unlimited as we help Golden Lotus plan for the drawdown of the pond and the removal of the 80 year old Song of the Morning Ranch dam (see below) in a manner that will minimize damage to the Pigeon River.
We are partners with the Otsego County Historical Society as we build an Historical Interpretive Center in the old 1930's CCC built Unit Manager's Cabin at Forest Headquarters pictured below.