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By: Helen-Ann Prince and Daniel Moffatt, special to The Guide
ROCKPORT STATE RECREATION AREA - When hibernating bats were discovered at this new state park north of Alpena, wildlife officials from Michigan's DNR knew the rare habitat had to be protected. In response, local students, community members and Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative partners teamed up and designed a project to help conserve the bat's winter home while serving to raise public awareness...
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Serve and protect: This team of welding students from Alpena High School custom built and installed protective gates for the former transportation tunnels at Rockport State Recreation Area, allowing access to the bats while barring human entrance. The abandoned tunnels provide colonies of bats a place to hibernate and provide important habitat for the rare tri-colored bat.