Darrell Schwalm writes:
MAPS is partnering with a Scotts’s Bay homeowner to construct a landscaped greenbelt. The purpose is to provide a bioengineered rock revetment to protect the shoreline against ice and wave erosion. It will also provide a natural, vegetative habitat and buffer to replace the lawn that extends to a narrow beach and water’s edge. MAPS will provide cost share funds for the plants that will be used along the shoreline.
The pictures show a before picture of shoreline and front yard, the newly constructed enlarged beach access site and the shoreline silt fencing, a section of the shoreline lined with a pervious ground cloth and gravel base for the rock revetment, and the rocks that will be hand-set for the gently-sloped rock armored bank. Much of the construction and rock work is being done by the homeowner. The greenbelt design and silt fencing to protect the lake from any sediment runoff from the construction was approved and inspected by the county.
MAPS will provide additional photos of progress on this impressive project by a stewardship-minded Mullett Lake property owner. MAPS will use this greenbelt as a demonstration project because it will show how to construct a bio-engineered rock revetment and an attractive vegetative shoreline greenbelt with adequate lake access points for swimming, boat hoist extraction, and dock access.
Purple Loosestrife, an invasive, non-native plant from Europe and Asia eliminates native plants such as cattails, sedges, bullrush, and ferns. As our wetlands become infested, desirable food and nesting sites for wildlife are lost and, there are fewer resting sites for migrating birds.
MAPS Invasive Species Strike Team will happily identify and remove Purple Loosestrife from your property. Small stands are easily removed with nothing more than a shovel. Contact Marty Jones (email@example.com) or Darrell Schwalm (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Even Penny the Labradoodle (pictured above) was happy to help remove it from her property.
Please join us at the MAPS Annual Meeting. Thursday August 8th, 6:30 p.m., at the Cheboygan Public Library. All are welcome. Ice Cream Social to follow.
MAPS President, Tony Naylor, catching Steelhead on Mullett Lake.
Please join us Thursday, August 8th, 6:30 p.m. at the Cheboygan Public Library. All are welcome. Ice Cream Social to follow.
University of Michigan Biological Station grad student Carrie Coy and Marty Jones sampled 15 sites on Mullett Lake to evaluate PFAS levels. The data will be presented at the MAPS Annual Meeting August 8th, at the Cheboygan Public Library.
MAPS Board Emeritus Roy Tassava, and MAPS Board Members Jill Lynch and Marty Jones sort their invertebrate samples following a cold, rainy day collecting samples on Mullett Creek.