Alcohol Ban on Scenic Michigan Rivers – Final Decision Made
Back in February of this year, there was a PROPOSED ban on alcohol on three scenic Michigan rivers. Officials with the Huron-Manistee National Forest were concerned it was alcohol causing people to behave badly while on sections of the AuSable, Manistee and Pine rivers. There was a big backlash to the idea (including a Change.org petition) so they decided to "delay implementation of the ban" while they talked to local government and business and fellow beer drinkers.
According to ClickOnDetroit, the "final" decision has been made by federal officials.
There will be no ban.
HOWEVER, citizen - you will be educated. Under a plan announced Wednesday you will be seeing and hearing "public service announcements, informational signs and outreach aimed at improving people’s behavior".
Thank GOD somebody's going to teach everybody how to behave. This has been badly needed for a long time. Thank you, U.S. Forest Service.
Carry on and enjoy your summer - responsibly. Here's the story