Increasing Urban Shore-based Fishing Access on the Cheboygan River

Grant: # 1817

Grant Amount: $25,000.00

Board Decision Year: 2018

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey)

Keson, Caroline ([email protected]) 231-347-1181

2018 GLFT Access to the Great Lakes Fishery - Access to the Great Lakes Fishery

Project Details

The project, led by Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, facilitated the design and engineering of seven accessible fishing piers along the Cheboygan River in downtown Cheboygan, Michigan by creating a workgroup to engage the public. The piers, currently pending construction and partially funded by the trust, will provide for accessible, safe access along an area that is hazardous to get to, difficult to fish, and eroding from foot traffic.

The public and workgroup chose an open pile platform design due to its aesthetic value, cost, safety, smaller environmental impact on the river’s habitat, and the option for wading anglers to get on and off the platforms.


2018.1817_Cheboygan River_Final Report
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