The Michigan DNRE plans to increase patrols on Au Sable River or the remainder of the 2010 summer season
because of an increase in incidents and complaints to law enforcement officials.
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have noticed increased use over the past few years on the Au Sable River, a National Wild and Scenic River. Along with this use, law enforcement has experienced increased incidents of
resource damage, littering, obscene conduct, various alcohol violations,disorderly behavior and illegal drug
use.Irresponsible users will affect future opportunities and experiences for all watercraft enthusiasts.Citizens who witness illegal,dangerous or disorderly behavior are encouraged to call 911