Join us for the PMI Thumb Chapter Meeting - 03/22/2017
Topic: Frankenmuth Fishway "A Dam Project"
Speaker: Sheila Stamiris, City of Frankenmuth
Abstract: Concerns of a failing dam and interest in keeping the Cass River profile as is to keep commercial boating operational and property shorelines without cat tails, the City of Frankenmuth worked through federal and government bureaucracies to find the best solution to meet its economic needs and to realize an environmental benefit for the region. After 13 years of analysis, review, fundraising, negotiating and networking, the Frankenmuth Fishway project was completed in 2015, effectively removed the liability of the existing dam and facilitating the development of eco-tourism, enhancing the City’s base industry. The Fishway Project removed the dam as a barrier to critical Saginaw Bay fish varieties like walleye and provided access to more than 72 miles of historically significant spawning area.
Meeting Location: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Dinner and Presentation: 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Speaker Presentation begin at 7:00 PM
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