Decreasing vegetation and soil cover concerns around Presque Isle Park
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:14:56 GMT —
MARQUETTE, Mich.- Marquette officials are looking for ways to limit erosion around Presque Isle Park.
The Mining Journal reports (
) park committee members are concerned about decreasing vegetation and soil cover around the popular Lake Superior destination. The committee is especially worried about the Black Rocks section of the park where frequent foot traffic contributes to erosion. Visitors often jump into the lake after climbing a small cliff at Black Rocks.
A Marquette spokesman says the city might add large rocks in the eroded area. The new rocks would deter visitors from using a damaging path up the cliff. A sign would point out a more environmentally friendly route.
The spokesman says the city could add the sign and rock barrier at the end of the summer or after the next snowmelt.