The Parks and Recreation meeting for August 2018 has been cancelled.
In an email received by Supervisor Ron Van Zee from David L. Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Academic Specialist, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, David writes
“As explained over the phone, I would not worry about getting the cut wood out of the clearance area each day, unless you simply desire to do so. Sap beetles that carry the OW fungus arrive within minutes of injury to oak trees. Hence, the sap beetles and OW fungus (if in the area) are already present regardless of where the wood is. The sap beetles may transmit the fungus to cut branches, wood chips and logs but the disease will go nowhere due to drying of the cut wood material. Continue reading HAYES TOWNSHIP TAKES NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IN REMOVING OAK TREES FROM CAMP SEA-GULL TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT (OW) FUNGUS.
Phase 1 overall plan
Close up of boat launch
NOTICE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
For the safety of our residents and area visitors The Hayes Township Board of Trustees unanimously voted to close Hayes Township Park Camp Sea-Gull during construction this summer. Coming soon is the long-anticipated access road, boat launch and fishing pier.
We look forward to unveiling the park improvements this fall. Please bear with us during this construction period and remain out of the park for your safety and the safety of the construction crews. We will post periodic updates on our web page, hayestownshipmi.gov, and our Facebook pages. Thank you for your patience.