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Michigan DNR wants to develop Drummond Island for recreation


Drummond Township, MI – Michigan natural resources officials are working on plans for developing the recreation potential of Drummond Island. It's a 130-square-mile, mostly state-owned island in northern Lake Huron.

Officials say they're trying to balance economic activity withprotection of the wild environment on Michigan's largest island.

Michigan owns 65 percent of the 83,000 acres on the island, which is about 45 miles southeast of Sault Ste. Marie. The island makes up Chippewa County's Drummond Township, with a population of about 920.

This summer, the Department of Natural Resources is mapping out plans for its outdoor recreation use.

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