Lake Street Dam Public Meetings Scheduled

The initial kick-off meeting to explore alternative designs for the Lake Street Dam is scheduled for August 21. Public meetings to educate the public and solicit input on the project will occur at City Hall with both a 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. session. This work is being funded by a $50,494.40 grant from the Great Lakes Fishery Trust in partnership with Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. The main focus of the initiative is to improve fish passage while preventing sea lamprey from swimming upstream. The grant requires the development of multiple implementation options through a series of public meetings. Partners on the project include Michigan Trout Unlimited, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Great Lakes Fishery Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, City of Petoskey, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. We invite all interested parties to participate in this long-range planning initiative to create a more sustainable fishery on the Bear River.