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Committee sets work bee to improve park


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BESSEMER TOWNSHIP Memorial Park is seen Wednesday in Ramsay. The Bessemer Township Place-Making Committee will hold a work bee at the park Saturday at 10 a.m.

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP — On Saturday at 10 a.m., the Bessemer Township Place-Making Committee will gather at Bessemer Township Memorial Park for a work bee.

Velda Sclafani, of the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency Community Development Program, said volunteers are being sought.

Plans include general clean-up, as well as removing some trees and brush, Sclafani said.

Long-term goals include revitalizing the township and increasing signage.

If Bessemer Township creates a five-year recreation plan, it will be eligible to obtain grants to help fund the goals, Sclafani said.

The township plans to discuss the plan at an upcoming board meeting.

“The park used to attract people from a lot of local municipalities, and we would like to market it again,” Sclafani said, highlighting the connection between the trail system adjacent to the park as an attraction not only for tourists, but for businesses interested in locating in the area.

To volunteer, or for more information, contact Sclafani at GOCAA at 667-0283, ext. 20.


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