We wish to thank everyone who helped this major undertaking at Camp Liberty. Next to the soon to be installed Ray Tover Terrace patio by Unilock, I believe the pond will provide the second most successful impact area on the property. We will have some more photos forth coming, including some wonderful drone footage by Bill Day and the folks at CRC.
The east half of the pond was designed to provide a 17-18′ deep section for the fish. The western half runs about 4-7′ deep and will provide much needed shallows for waterfowl and a fish spawning area along the warmer northwest side of the pond. There are two small refuge islands for waterfowl to nest on. We look to get a dual purpose accessible fishing dock installed that will convert to a waterfowl observation and hunting blind along the north shore.
The pond will be the site of future fly fishing, baitcast, spincast, and spinning fishing classes, along with duck and goose calling, photography, family picnics, and just good old fashion fun.
A very special “Thank you” goes to Michigan Cat, the Operating Engineers 324, and all the donors and volunteers who helped make this wonderful addition to the Camp Liberty property possible. Also, thanks to MJA Graphics for taking on stocking the pond this summer when we finally have it ready.
Please consider coming out to help us on our Conservation Day, May 6th, 2017 and seeing the pond. Wear some blue jeans or work boots as Allan Lutes will be sending out the volunteers in small work groups to tackle a list of projects around the property. Volunteers of all abilities are welcome. From registration check-in, to cooking, to cutting up and stacking fire wood, there’s a lot to do.