A crew of 21 Amish workers,supervisors and support staff from the Conservative Anabaptist Service Program completed a number of projects in support of the Cadillac-Manistee Ranger District. They repaired the Lake Michigan Recreation Area-Staircase and platform reconstruction at one overlook and the removal and naturalization of the southern overlook.

As you can see, they did a marvelous job and the removal of the southern outlook was long overdue.  There really only needs to be one lookout tower at the Lake Michigan Recreation Area.  This volunteer opportunity allowed for a cultural exchange between the Amish and Forest Service communities.  My personal thanks go out to those wonderful Amish workers who made this new platform a reality.