Archive for November, 2014
The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority installed a mile marker for the Cliffs Eagle Mine Community Fund at the Republic Bank Building to recognize their contribution to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. In 2013 the IOHRA was awarded a $156,000 grant to place six kiosks along the trail and provide additional funds for the trail upgrade work in Tilden and Republic Townships. The kiosks were installed during the summer of 2014 at the Harvey Welcome Center, Marquette Commons, Schwemwood Park, Michigan Iron Industry Museum, and Republic Bank Building. The last one will be installed at Lions Field in Chocolay Township. Trail upgrades in Republic and Tilden Townships, which include grading and surfacing of non-motorized and motorized trails, Carp River and Republic bog overlooks, and signage, will be completed in summer 2015. Pictured in front of the Republic Bank Building kiosk are Jim Thomas, Chair IOHRA, Al Reynolds, Board Member IOHRA and Kristen Mariuzza, Environmental and Permitting Manager, Lundin Eagle Mine.