State will withdraw an offer for the state to lease Belle Isle
I think this would be fantastic for the island. The DNR could really pour some resources in here with the help of the Belle Isle Conservancy and other partners. Plus, I like their idea of not enacting an entry fee until at least a year after taking over the island. Let the residents see how the state can improve the park and they will be more than willing to pay the fee. Plus, if you can afford to drive to Belle Isle, I think you can spare $10 a year that will also get you into any state park across Michigan. This is a really exciting aspect of this consent agreement!