Monthly Archives: October 2014

Public Open House at Chippewa Hills Pathway

TBTA and the Alpena CVB hosted an open house in the parking lot of the Chippewa Hills Pathway.  The event was on Saturday at 10:00 AM.  The goal for TBTA was to educate anyone interested in the pending timber cut and its impact on the pathway.  To say the least I was overwhelmed by the turnout.  I estimated 150 to 200 people were in attendance.  These people showed up to express their concerns over the proposed timber cut and the importance of the Chippewa Hills Pathway.  Non-motorized trails advocacy is alive and well in Alpena County.
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THUNDER BAY TRAILS MEETS WITH DNR

TBTA leadership met with the DNR at the Alpena County Library on Friday afternoon.  The DNR was well represented with staff from the Forest Resources, Parks & Recreation, and the Wildlife Division.  Of particular note was the presence of William O’Neil, Chief of the Forest Resources Division.  Also in attendance were Mary Beth Stutzman, Alpena CVB, Jackie Krawczak Alpena Chamber of Commerce, and Representative Peter Petallia.
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HELP SAVE CHIPPEWA HILLS PATHWAY

Join Thunder Bay Trails Association & the Alpena Area CVB for a PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE at Chippewa Hills Pathway.

Saturday, October 11th @ 10a.m.

Meet in the front parking lot at the pathway. Tour guides will lead an informational session and walk-thru of the Pathway and share information about the DNR’s proposed cutting plan and ramifications to the pathway.

Randy Fairbanks
TBTA, President

DNR Places Hold on Chippewa Hills Timber Cut

On September 30th the following email was received from the DNR.

Sent on behalf of Bill O’Neill, Chief, Forest Resources Division

Thank You for contacting the DNR about the Chippewa Hills Pathway. We appreciate your interest in the trail, and understand your concerns about timber management plans in the area and the potential impact on the trail system. The Thunder Bay Trails Association (TBTA) has also voiced concerns.
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