IOHRA to meet on Wednesday

MARQUETTE — The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority has scheduled a public hearing on its 2017 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant application.

The hearing will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Inn and Suites, Marquette. The grant application will be to place two weather shelters along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail which will also double as wildlife watching and fishing platforms.

Shelter one will be placed near the ledge way at the Pine Hill pond in Negaunee Township. It is in a secluded area miles from businesses or public building (in either direction). The shelter will provide trail users with needed shelter from wind, rain, sleet, li lightning. The IOHT will also provide steps down to the pond from the shelter allowing access to fishing.

The second shelter and three fishing platforms will be placed along the Carp River in the city of Negaunee. This area is also remote from private and public buildings and offers a great view shed over acres of wetlands while also offering Carp River fishing access right off the trail.

The public is invited to attend and provide input on the grant application. Comments can be forwarded to IOHRA at 102 W. Washington St., Suite 232, Marquette, MI 49855, email or attendance on March 22.

The grant application is due on April 1.

For more information, contact Carol Fulsher at 906-235-2923.