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Trying it out

News Photo by Crystal Nelson

Alcona Township Supervisor Marlena Mac Neill tests out the new kayak and canoe launch at the grand opening of the launch Sunday in Alcona Township Park in Black River. Alcona Township received a recreational passport grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $109,000 for the project. The township contribute a $48,000 funding match. More than a dozen people attended the event, including representatives from Alcona Township, Friends of Negwegon State Park and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.