Michigan DNR Incident Command Center Moved to Quincy Franklin Hancock Township Volunteer Fire Department

Contact: John Pepin, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 906-226-1352

June 21, 2018

The location of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) incident command center has been moved from F.J. McLain State Park to the Quincy Franklin Hancock Township Volunteer Fire Department in Hancock, located along Sunshine Road.

Personnel from the incident management team are working to provide for the safety of recreational trail users and incident personnel; DNR incident coordination and to conduct damage assessment of DNR facilities and trails.

“Part of our plan, before the next rain event, is to clear culverts and other hazards to help prevent additional damage from occurring,” said Brian Mensch, incident commander of the team for the DNR. “Safety is our No. 1 priority.”

All Keweenaw County trails have been re-opened effective immediately. Houghton County trails remain closed, with the exception of the Bill Nicholls Trail, which is open from Toivola southwest.

For the latest information on closures of DNR-managed facilities, visit the DNR’s webpage at: www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures.