Public Meeting planned for MI-WI Menominee River State Recreation Area

The Michigan and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources will hold a public workshop designed to provide input on the new, jointly managed Menominee River State Recreation Area. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from  6 to 8 p.m. (CST), in the auditorium of the Norway Public Schools, located at 300 Section St., in Norway, Mich.

This workshop will help guide planning and development considerations for the new Menominee River State Recreation Area, which represents a unique partnership between the states of Michigan and Wisconsin.

Encompassing both sides of the Menominee River and starting just downriver from Niagara, Wis., this new recreation area provides over 9,000 acres of public lands and access to 17 miles of river offering premier outdoor recreation opportunities.

This concept of joint planning/development/management of a state recreation area is a unique opportunity for citizens of both states to benefit from this collaboration.

Michigan and Wisconsin DNR staff will be at the workshop to present information about this new recreation area, to outline the “concept of management” and to interact with the public to gather input on what is significant about this property. Input from this workshop will be the first of many opportunities for the public to share and contribute toward the future of this exciting new park and partnership between the two states.

Future actions regarding the Menominee River State Recreation Area will be guided by a management plan that will set future development and management of the property.

Public input may also be provided at that Menominee River State Recreation Area master planning website: