Our AVA meeting hosted one of the rangers from Tawas Point State Park, Micah Jordan as speaker. He spoke to a number of infrastructure upgrades scheduled to begin at the Tawas State Dock in downtown east Tawas. This is a three phase project, with phase one to begin within the next few months. The number of boat slips will be greatly enhanced by the end of all the phases.
Micah also spoke to the planned decommission of the Tawas Point lighthouse light and what is in process to keep the Fresnel lens at the lighthouse in a historical setting. He also answered some questions from the meeting floor about the proposed replacement light mast at the tip of the point near the current foghorn location. We wish to thank the staff of the Tawas Point State Park for providing us the speaker and this information.
Updates from members were also presented about the Christmas bird count which recently completed and some teaser information about the May Tawas Point Birding Festival. There was also a reminder that many volunteer openings are in need of people to help make the 2016 festival successful.