Volunteers help save Weko Beach house

BRIDGMAN, Mich. -- Hundreds of volunteers gathered out at the beloved Weko Beach house to try and prevent future damage to the historic landmark.

The turn out was incredible--the beach was full of volunteers by 9:30 am Saturday morning. Wearing their winter gear, the community fought the cold as well as the increasing erosion that has been an imminent threat to the beach.

After seeing lake debris up against the structure, the Bridgman Parks and Recreation department knew something needed to be done now to prevent possible damage to the foundation. 

On Tuesday the department posted a notice on their Facebook asking for volunteers, and Parks and Recreation Department Director, Milo Root, said he and the council were not expecting a large turnout. However, when hundreds of eager faces were at the beach, shovels in hand, their hopes were answered.

A thousand sandbags were filled and placed in front of the beach house protecting the front edge of the foundation, along with the stairs and restrooms.

Bridgman is hoping this 6-bag-structure is just enough to prevent future damage, however the Parks and Recreation departments says they will be monitoring the beach to decide if any other action is needed.

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