Have you seen photos of a giant crane hoisting Fishtown’s shanties away from the Leland River? Amanda Holmes, executive director of Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS), will share how FPS has navigated recent record high waters and their ongoing impact on Leland’s Fishtown. She will explore the planning, permit, and construction process, as well as lessons learned. Water issues have always been a part of Fishtown’s story. Amanda will also share how FPS draws from fishermen’s creative solutions in the past, and how the organization balances preservation, current regulations, and being in a federal waterway, all the while keeping an active and authentic commercial fishery.
This webinar is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and a grant from the Michigan Preservation Fund of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.