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Moosewood Nature Center's pool to wetland project

Shiras Grassy Pool
Shiras Grassy Pool
© 2013 Ray Anthony / Benchmark Images

by Ray Anthony

Moosewood Nature Center's Pool To Wetland Project

Humankind has encroached upon nature in the name of industrialization, convenience and entertainment since the dawn of man. However, The Moosewood Nature Center's Pool To Wetland Project is an example of where flora and fauna are now encroaching upon humankind, with humankind involvement.

The Moosewood Nature Center's Pool To Wetland Project is right after LaBonte Park: Marquette's cozy little waterfall park by the sea and right before entering Presque Isle Park: The crown jewel site-seeing spot of Marquette Michigan.

After years of serving Marquette County residents as a Summertime oasis for some fun in the sun, the former Shiras Pool now stills idle. The pools slide still stands as the only recognizable icon of the former Shiras Pool in the midst of memories and screams of delight that blow through the overgrown grassy developing plains.

Two-thirds of the area and building that sits on the property is leased to the MNC. The Moosewood Nature Center (MNC) offers seasonal activities for all ages and brings nature related awareness to the City of Marquette residents.

Eventually, through funding that the MNC obtains from private donations, grants and memberships, will demolish the water-slide and what concrete remains as the pools foundation. Joining the Shiras Institute will always of great help with the continuance of this project.

Curious about starving for more information on the City of Marquette or Marquette Country try the Marquette starting point: Lake Superior Community Partnership.

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