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Help shape Algonac State Park management planning at Jan. 20 virtual meeting

Jan. 6, 2022

couple watching freighter go by

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, to gather public feedback on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for Algonac State Park in St. Clair County.

General management plans are used to define a long-range planning and management strategy that protects a state park's resources while addressing recreation and education needs and opportunities.

The virtual meeting will include a review of the draft plan, proposed improvements and planning process, followed by an opportunity for people to share feedback and questions with DNR staff. Advance registration is required.

"Public input is a critical part of the planning process," said Debbie Jensen, park management plan administrator for the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. "We hope visitors, local community members and everyone interested in the future of this park can take part in the public input phase."

Project website, post-meeting survey

Additional opportunities to provide feedback via a public input survey will be available immediately following the meeting. The virtual meeting will be recorded and posted online approximately one week after the event.

Visit Michigan.gov/Algonac to learn more about the state park and all associated general management planning resources, including the draft plan, meeting registration link, public survey, video recording of the meeting, and more.

Algonac State Park is best known for its views of freighters traveling along the St. Clair River. The 1,550-acre park boasts a half-mile of riverfront, shooting range, campgrounds, trails and a 1,200-plus-acre dedicated natural area. The park features rare habitats, including lake plain prairies and oak savannas that are home to 22 threatened, endangered or special-concern species of plants, birds and butterflies.

Additional information on the DNR's general management plan process is available at Michigan.gov/ParkManagementPlans.

For more information about the plan or meeting, contact Matt Lincoln, DNR Parks and Recreation Division land specialist, at LincolnM@Michigan.gov or 517-881-3492.


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Contact: Matt Lincoln, 517-881-3492