A spirit of volunteerism and community support has put the City of Algoma's Lake Michigan waterfront in a strong position. Cathy Pabich, who serves on several city committees that protect the natural resources and nature around the city, says that the all-volunteer-built boardwalk on Crescent Beach is one example of community pride. Being the Friends of Crescent Beach steering committee coordinator, Pabich also serves on the board of directors for the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) and the Bird City Algoma committee. She shares the impressive improvements that have been accomplished on Crescent Beach since 2015.
The Algoma Crescent Beach Boardwalk celebrated its 25th Anniversary last June. The idea of a boardwalk was inspired by members of the Community Improvement of Algoma (CI of A), who presented the boardwalk idea to the Algoma City Council in April of 1993. Three years later, on June 22, the Algoma Crescent Beach Boardwalk was dedicated.