Public meeting June 30 on Allegan Dam fishing access improvement

Anglers invited to share ideas at meeting at Allegan District Library.
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Press Release

June 23, 2014

Contact: Jay Wesley, 269-685-6851; Elyse Walter, 517-284-5839 or Ed Golder, 517-284-5815

DNR to host public meeting June 30 to discuss improvement of Allegan Dam fishing access

The Department of Natural Resources' Fisheries Division has announced it will host a meeting Monday, June 30, in Allegan to gather public ideas and comments on ways to improve angler access to the Kalamazoo River below Allegan Dam.

The public meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Allegan District Library located at 331 Hubbard St.

“The Kalamazoo River below Allegan Dam provides a popular year-round fishery and the DNR is interested in providing better fishing access while maintaining public safety,” said Jay Wesley, Southern Lake Michigan Unit manager.

This meeting provides anglers with an opportunity to share their ideas while the process is still in the preliminary planning stages. All comments will be considered in the development of an angler access plan the DNR will use to seek grant funding.

For more information, contact Jay Wesley at or 269-685-6851, ext. 117. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to