The purpose of the Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is to conduct a monthly meeting to review the status of ongoing EAC projects, define and discuss new projects as appropriate, and comply with Kidder Township Ordinance 115.
The council is made up of residents of Kidder Township all of whom volunteer their time.
The Wednesday meeting was brief and addressed a number of items. Member Bob Dobash has been overseeing the creation of a township-wide system on multiuse trails. Most recently, Dobash put together the basic concepts, including staging areas and preliminary maps.
The next step would be for Dobash to meet with the representative for Hickory Run State Park to determine which trails can be incorporated into the system and determine which of the trails will have prohibitions on certain uses.
"Some existing trails may permit use by snowmobiles, while new trails will not. There are some trails that may limit or disallow mountain bikes because they can cause erosion. These are things that still need to be discussed," said Dobash.
A proposed map for the trail is part of the township's comprehensive plan, which can be seen at the municipal building.
The EAC plans on holding a spring wor