A Beautiful Setting to Respect and to Reflect
Along with a walking path around the 10 acres, the site will be cleared of debris, shrubs and trees to accommodate a driveway, parking, memorial site, picnic area and maintenance building. The sloped area east to the water will not be disturbed. Tree stumps and wood debris will be removed and top soil material will be stock piled and used for final landscaping. Earth moving and rough grading of the Phase 1 site will be on a cut and fill basis to accommodate drainage to the northwest, meeting the present topography.
Work started on Phase One as soon as the property was legally secured from Bayfield County. Much of the above strategical planning has been accomplished or is well underway by the end of the Fall season. We are extremely appreciative of the active volunteers who have come with equipment and well as special skills to perform topographical and physical ground work to help us get to this stage before the winter snow arrived! The Spring season will bring the first work on the memorial site itself as well as a special day of ground-breaking and public recognition with a ceremony scheduled for May 18, 2018.
An access road and parking area for Phase One will be asphalt pavement with solid surface walks for the memorial site. Areas will be handicapped accessible for public access. A maintenance building will be sized for the electrical panels, water well system and small equipment storage for Phase One. A six-inch water well and equipment will be installed during this phase for domestic water needs and hydrants. Landscaping and site lighting for safety will be a key planning effort.