G.Cook wrote:So some "volunteers" who "maybe" involved with the stewardship volunteer crew complained to the ILRA land mgr. about this trail that has been there since 92 ? Yeah, I would get a hold of Laurel and perhaps put this BS out of it's misery asap. And if they are stewardship crew volunteers I personally think they are over stepping themselves in their complaint. If their is a complaint about this situation it would come from the DNR Stewardship supervisors to the land mgr.
I have volunteered with mostly the Pinckney Rec. crew and occasionally with the ILRA and Brighton crew for the last 4-5 years and this situation seems a little "off" to me in the way it is being handled. The trail would have to be in quality area for the stewardship unit to raise a complaint and that would be unusual unless the trail is a new one , which this isn't . They don't say crap about the trails running through those areas at Pinckney so why ILRA ?
Please talk to Laurel. I would not be surprised if she would be some what mystified about the situation.
The volunteers contacted Laurel, who contacted the park manager, who then contacted me.
My original post was me acting on what the park manager asked me to do because we thought
someone was cutting new trails. This has turned out not to be the case which is good. I don't think it will end up being a big deal.
I've been unable to reach the park manager but should be able to today. I don't foresee any more problems as this entrance has been used for years, that is as long as just the original trail is used.
Laurel has been included in all the correspondence with the park so far, but I'll also do as you suggest and contact her as well.
For anyone looking to have an active involvement with the park, there is a friends of Island Lake group forming. Their first meeting is Saturday 6/23 https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=13800f2d5e189724&mt=application/msword&authuser=0&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Da6ce6d8c9c%26view%3Datt%26th%3D13800f2d5e189724%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dsafe%26realattid%3D10b011c3ab275abb_0.1%26zw&sig=AHIEtbTTfFefXGRO8hXPJ0d895eCRlLOWQ