The city of Midland is moving the launch location of its fireworks display after concerns surfaced regarding the location of a bald eagle nest along the Tittabawassee River.
The fireworks will now be launched from the Old Redcoats Softball Complex.
Stan Fisher and his family have already found a spot in the new location and said that he’s glad the eagle’s nest will get its space.
“I think it’s great. So that the eagle’s can have their space to nest and stuff,” Fisher said.
The people putting on the fireworks show said they are glad they can do their part to help out mother nature.
“Well, you want to be environmentally friendly for the eagles sure. It was a last-minute thing and I guess I’d rather find out before than maybe hurting the eagle,” said Jose Galan with Wolverine Fireworks.
Galan said people will see a great show on July 4th but said the new location could impact some viewing areas of the fireworks.
“It was choreographed, it was set up for that area, not this area. And the last-minute thing like this there’s nothing we can do really you know. They’ll still see it but not as good,” Galan said.
Fisher said that this is the best time of the year and he is ready to enjoy everything Midland has to offer on the fourth.
“Just having a good time, all the family getting together, friends and all that,” Fisher said.
Because of the change in location, St. Charles Street and Towsley Street will be closed from 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 4 to 6 a.m. on Friday, July 5. Crews will also close the Chippewa Trail between the Tridge and Whitman Drive, including the Chippewa Trail leg of the Tridge, on Thursday, July 4 from 6 a.m. to midnight.