Belle Isle project will open a channel from Detroit River to inland Lake Okonoka
Renovations begin on Lake Okonoka .Lovers of the picturesque eastern side of Belle Isle will eventually see a Lake Okonoka featuring improved fishing habitat and recreational opportunities — and an open channel leading to the Detroit River.
Detroit's new connection to Belle Isle is now operational. The Detroit Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, restarted bus service to Belle Isle.
Volunteers roll up their sleeves to help clean Belle Isle
Just about everywhere you went on Belle Isle this morning, there were crews of volunteers getting their hands dirty — raking what seemed like mountains of leaves, clearing tree branches, cleaning up debris.