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‘Friends’ group forming for North Higgins

By Theresa Ekdom

ROSCOMMON – North Higgins Lake State Park may soon have a ‘Friends’ group to assist in improving the park and its facilities.

In addition to their work at North Higgins Park, the employees are also responsible for the upkeep of three State Forest Campgrounds, four boat launches, two to three trailheads, and four canoe access sites in addition to the CCC Museum.

Will Sylvester, of Roscommon, is holding an informational meeting May 18 at 7 p.m. at the CCC Barracks building to discuss the formation of the Friends of North Higgins Lake State Park. They are looking for volunteers and anyone else who is interested in helping the group.

Sylvester’ immediate goals after creating the group are to revitalize the CCC Museum buildings and the tree nursery that was once on the grounds.

‘We would like to bring the CCC Museum into the 21st Century,’ Sylvester said.

Plans also include creating a pollinator garden on site.

‘There are some large fields we would like to make into a wildflower space,’ he said.

The gardens would be planted in native Michigan plant species and become habitat for the native bee species and butterflies like the endangered Karner Blue and the monarchs.

Sylvester is looking for others’ ideas on ways to improve the park during the organizational meeting.

For more information, email friendsofnorthhiggins@gmail.com, call Will Sylvester at 989-709-8075 or find the Friends of North Higgins Facebook page.

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