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Upon verbal receipt of authorization from Ms. Jennifer Antel of the Office of City Manager, Otsego, Michigan to conduct a Phase I archaeological survey along the Kalamazoo River in Section 23 of Otsego Township (T1N R12W) where the City proposes to create a recreational walkway, the Principal Investigator initiated a literature and site file search and his associated on 17 May undertook an-site evaluation of the project area in order to determine whether the proposed activity would adversely impact potentially significant archaeological resources. Two days later Ms. Antel and the Office of State Archaeologist, Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State were informed by phone of our research findings and recommendation. There follows a report of our program of research providing the basis for that ·recommendation, together with a restatement of our professional opinion that the proposed construction of the walkway along the river will not have an adverse impact on archaeological resources of any sort.