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Council bans fires on Allouez Bay beaches

The Superior City Council recently banned bonfires, cooking fires or camp fires on the Allouez Bay side of Wisconsin Point Road. With lake levels so low, there are newly emerging beaches along Allouez Bay that are being strewn with burned debris ...

The Superior City Council recently banned bonfires, cooking fires or camp fires on the Allouez Bay side of Wisconsin Point Road.

With lake levels so low, there are newly emerging beaches along Allouez Bay that are being strewn with burned debris from recreational fires.

City councilors fear the debris will ultimately wind up in the bay once lake levels rise, said Mary Morgan, Parks and Recreation Administrator.

Morgan explained that beach fires may still take place on the Lake Superior side of Wisconsin Point Road, provided they are 10 feet away from vegetation. The point currently has a vehicular curfew of 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., with the exception of Parking Lot 1, the first lot available when entering the point.

"Citizens are encouraged to pack out what they pack in at Wisconsin Point in order to preserve its aesthetic beauty," Morgan said.

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Superior Street Department employees have been making spot repairs to Wisconsin Point Road in recent days in preparation for the summer season. The work is expected to be completed in the next two weeks, weather-permitting.

For more information, call Morgan at 395-7270.

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