2011 Van Vliet Hemlocks Ribbon Cutting

The Friends of the Van Vliet Hemlocks sponsored a trail “ribbon cutting” celebration on Saturday, May 28 at the trailhead located at the end of East Van Vliet Road in Presque Isle Township.  A new and improved trail system has been marked, cleared, and is now set up with a mapping system.  In addition, BCPL and the Friends prepared two large signs, aimed at educating the public about the site’s unique history and ecology.  The signs and trail maps were funded by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, a Besadny conservation grant from the Natural Resources Foundation,  a grant from the Paul and Alice Olson Memorial Fund, and donations from an expanding Friends membership.