Saving One Island at a Time
Saving an island was a little more work than we initially thought. Ownership of the island first had to be determined, which proved quite difficult, in order for a permit to be issued. We finally had to confer with a lawyer in order to finally have the essential paperwork to file for a permit. Typically, work like this would have been completed in the winter when trucks could deliver the riprap material over the ice. However, with our sketchy winter, the project was delayed until the summer of 2016 and riprap had to be ferried to the island. But the completed project will prevent the shore from further erosion.