More Options For "Hittin' Da Beach" In Becker County

More Options For "Hittin' Da Beach" In Becker County Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--Area residents and visitors to Becker County will have more swimming beach options this summer as shoreland on Middle Cormorant Lake undergoes renovation. This week plans have come together and funding for the Middle Cormorant Beach project has been approve by Becker County Commissioners to move forward. Becker County Parks and Rec Coordinator Guy Fischer says while Becker County is helping to fund some of the project, Becker Soil and Water Conservation is the agency heading it up as a shoreline restoration project. Fischer says they are looking at getting started by May 15th on the work and people will see a vastly different area with improved parking updated for ADA (Americans-with-Disabilities-Act) standards, as well as better access for restrooms, a new shelter, picnic tables and grilling area. The swimming area will be marked by buoys and there will be no boat landing within the beach area.

Becker Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator Peter Mead updated commissioner's Tuesday on the project's budget and funding mechanisms. Mead says the total project cost will be $65,425 with $58,000 coming from grants which includes a $14,500 match in funds from Becker County and landowner cost is $7425 which also includes Becker County. Mead says the goal is to have the Middle Cormorant Beach ready to go by the summer beach-swimming season.

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