Crystal Waters/ 680 acres in county open up before long for public hunting, fishing

This is a map outlining the 680 acres that soon will be open to the public for recreation.

The Michigan Division of Natural Assets (DNR) has obtained a 680-acre parcel of community land in northern Monroe County regarded for yrs as the Crystal Waters parcel that will be opened to the community for looking, fishing, trapping and other leisure alternatives.

The land transaction, which price tag the point out $3.675 million, marks a historic expansion for sport lovers in Southeast Michigan, explained nearby state lawmakers from Monroe County and Amy Trotter, executive director for the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC).

At a assembly of the Natural Assets Fee recently, Dan Eichinger, director of the DNR, introduced his intent to move forward with the acquisition of the Crystal Waters tract located in northern Monroe County to include to the state’s general public land inventory following many years of back-and-forth discussions involving the assets owner and the DNR. The $3.675 million was offered by the two the Michigan Normal Means Have confidence in Fund and Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). 

Location lawmakers weigh in

Just after 4 decades of negotiations, point out Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, applauded the acquisition and the numerous recreational rewards the offer provides to constituents in the area.