(ATLANTIC) Cass County Conservation Director Micah Lee gave the Cass County Board of Supervisors his quarterly report at their meeting this morning.
Lee said since the weather has been so nice they have been trying to do a lot of work outside. “Cold Springs; we have quite a few dead oaks up there so we’ve been trimming them up, cutting them down and chopping them up into firewood. We have a couple others that are living trees there but they’re growing right along the road that kind of present problems for the campers getting around so we need to contact the forester and get permission to cut those down just so we can have a little better maneuverability within the park up there,” explained Lee. “We’ve also been working on fixing up the pit toilet down by the beach, it’s been abused this past summer pretty bad, a lot of vandalism, so we got new windows ordered for it and we’ve kind of started to gut the inside and hopefully we’ll get that finished before the season opens up.”
Lee said they are also in the process of clearing the unwanted brush along the roadway near the Hitchcock House. “It’s going to be the west side and the east side [of the roadway], but the west side that goes down to the river, basically all the way down to the Hitchcock House is our goal, which is long term, it’s not going to be done within a couple months, it’s going to take several years to get it completed,” said Lee. He said the plan is to plant a native grass mixture in that area to give it a little more historical value.
In other activity, Lee said they have removed all of their signs at the Cocklin Fish Farm near Griswold and the City took over management on January 1st.