The public is invited to the Sept. 21 virtual long-range planning meeting for Aloha State Park

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What do you like to do at Aloha State Park? Camping, fishing, boating, hiking or something else? Whatever you like or want to see more of, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to hear from you.

Join the DNR from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 for a virtual town hall meeting to learn more about future plans for Cheboygan County Park.

At the meeting, MNR staff will present an overview of the new draft Corporate Management Plan, proposed improvements and the planning process, followed by an opportunity for people to ask questions. Prior registration is required.

The DNR uses general management plans to define a long-term planning and management strategy that protects a state park’s resources while meeting recreation and educational needs and opportunities.

“Public participation is an essential part of the planning process,” said Debbie Jensen, park management plan administrator with MNR’s Parks and Recreation Division. “Earlier this year, more than a thousand people responded to an online public engagement survey, which provided important guidance. when developing the plan.

Post-meeting polling and recording, project website

An online public comment survey – open until October 2 – will be available immediately after the meeting. The virtual meeting will be recorded and uploaded approximately one week after the event.

Visit Michigan.gov/Aloha to find general management planning resources, a link to the meeting registration form, draft plan, and (if applicable) public participation survey and registration Of the reunion.

Aloha State Park is located on the shores of Lake Mullett, at the center point of the inland waterway. A modern campground includes lakeside sites, a boat launch and a boat basin where registered campers can leave their watercraft during their stay. The park provides access to the North Eastern State Trail, a 70-mile rail trail between Alpena and Cheboygan, which connects to a regional trail network.

Additional information about the DNR General Management Plan process is available at Michigan.gov/ParkManagementPlans.

For more information on the draft Aloha State Park plan or the September 21 meeting, contact Debbie Jensen at [email protected]

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