Bayou Boardwalk


You helped us raise $7,220 in less than a

month specifically to build a boardwalk.


All 44 sections of boardwalk and three benches have been funded! 

Were you hoping you could still help out with the Bayou Boardwalk Project? There’s still a way!

We still need a few things to get the trails and parking lot ready for visitors in the spring, and any donation of more than $100 towards one of these projects will be recognized with a name plaque also:

Help us pay to get the names of our donors professionally laser-engraved! We thought at first we’d be able to let volunteers engrave names…but with more than 60 individual donors to this project, well, we want it to look real good to show our appreciation for your dedication! We need about $350 for the professional engraving.

Northern Michigan University’s Center For Native American Studies is helping us design some interpretive signage! They are still working on the designs so we have not solidified the budget for these signs yet–we’re currently estimating about $800-$1,000 for six panels and the materials needed to install the signs.

A small floating dock for paddlers to land on the point will cost us about $300, and we’d be happy to put your name of choice on it!

Gravel for the parking lot will cost a significant amount-we’ll need your help to purchase that, though we haven’t gotten a quote yet.

You can become a member of the UPLC for the same price as a section of boardwalk–or give a gift membership. ¬†Either way, that will pay for all the staff time that will go into building the boardwalk that you support.

Give the Gift of the Bayou Today!