Sugar Island will close to public use for the season after Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Sugar island, located at the mouth of the Detroit River in Grosse Ile Township, was purchased with federal funds for conservation in 2012. New federal regulations make the beach on Sugar Island open to the public.
The beach is now used for just about anything including wildlife observation, photography, picnicking, sunbathing and volleyball. Fires, alcohol, camping, glass containers, fireworks, unleashed pets and access to nearby concrete peirs and uplands are prohibited on the island. There is also no SCUBA diving staging allowed on the island.
Sugar Island will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 24, 2014.
For more information, contact Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Manager John Hartig 734-692-7608 or Assistant Refuge Manager
Steve Dushane 734-692-7604.
*The above information was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.