Organized in 2007, the Cass River Greenway initiative has a goal to boost recreational opportunities and promote environmental well-being of the Cass River Corridor in Frankenmuth, Michigan. In the decade since its inception, the Cass River Greenway has worked with municipalities to provide public access points and increase awareness of the river. As part of the change, volunteers have worked with Pannier to produce Fiberglass Embedded (FE) panels and upright triangular exhibit bases to better orient and educate locals and tourists alike.
The Cass River Corridor was once seldom used for recreational purposes. The work done by the Cass River Greenway has transformed the water into a popular site for paddling. Thanks to volunteers comprised of residents and local leaders, river usage has exploded with the development of 13 public access sites and two new canoe/kayak liveries along nearly 40 miles of river. Each access site includes one triangular kiosk with three Fiberglass Embedded (FE) signs. One is a wayfinding panel and the remaining two are site-specific interpretive and historical signs. Examples of the interpretive signs include artist renderings of wildlife along the Cass River, a map of the State Game Area hosting the site, and history of the municipality or property nearby.
Bob Zeilinger, a director for Cass River Greenway, said “We have been very pleased with the quality, support and timeliness of Pannier. The first Pannier panels are now eight years old and still look great.”
As volunteers continue to enrich aquatic activity and general education regarding the Corridor, please visit cassriver.org to learn more and stay up-to-date on river developments!
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