Manistee River Cleanup Recruiting Volunteers

This Saturday, July 11th, over 100 volunteers will gather to help clean and preserve the Manistee River. This annual cleanup event helps to keep the river in good condition for animals living there as well as the people visiting.

Members of the Metro West Steelheaders and the Steelhead Manifesto leading the cleanup are calling for more volunteers. The river runs nearly 200 miles through Michigan so there is virtually no limit to the number of people that can help.

The crew will meet up at High Bridge at 9 AM and clean until 2 PM. After, there will be a cookout to thank volunteers including a prize giveaway.

To sign up, copy and paste the link below into your browser:


Construction Limits Lakeshore Drive to One Lane

Lakeshore Drive has been constricted to one lane between Slagle and Abrahamson for repairs and renovations on the northbound bridge lane.

Construction crews have set up temporary stoplights to assure that traffic will continue to flow safely, but things are moving much more slowly than normal. This is typically a high traffic area so back-ups are bound to happen.

Be sure to leave a few extra minutes for travel time if you’re heading to or from the State Park or Hamlin areas. Also rememeber to be cautious about workers on the bridge. 


Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Trooper

A highway dedication ceremony is being held by the Michigan State Police Hart Post for trooper Paul K Butterfield II. Butterfield was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2013.

The highway dedication ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Hills Country Club, July 13 at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Nancy Sundberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 231-873-2171

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