BALDWIN — The first work bee of the season by the Lake County Sportsman’s Club was conducted at the club’s property on Tuesday.

Greg Nichols Jr. said the club’s facilities have had widespread use including the pistol range by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

“This had everything they needed with distance and range,” Nichols said. “They were here the past month, getting everyone qualified. This included a corrections academy class.”

The goal of the first work bee was reseeding, cutting branches and getting the roads cleared out from winter damage.

Work continues on the club’s skeet ranges.

“We ran the power last fall so the power is there,” Harold Nichols, a club board member said. “We have our throwers an need to get the houses built and put the throwers in the houses.” Harold Nichols noted the club will have a relationship with leagues at the Reed City Sportsman Club and the club in Scottville to participate jointly in their shooting leagues. The clubgrounds currently has a 300-yard rifle range

Members have access to the clubgrounds.

“Members can bring friends and a fee for that and they have to fill out an insurance waiver,” Greg Nichols Jr. said.

Future plans include putting up a new clubhouse.

“We’re going to excavate this year and hopefully with our annual fundraiser, we will break ground on that next summer,” Harold Nichols said.

The club has also submitted applications for grants, including one that would make the facility handicap accessible.

“A lot of our members are still down south now,” Greg Nichols said.