Michigan Recreation 101 Receives National Recognition

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division has been honored by the National Association of State Park Directors. The association recently gave its 2012 President’s Award to the agency in recognition of its Recreation 101 program—a popular and growing series of instructional events and workshops that encourage residents and visitors to […]

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Pure Michigan Caramel Apple: Official Ice Cream for Michigan State Parks

Kids let their taste buds do the judging Naming the official Pure Michigan ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks? Tasty work if you can get it, and the 2012 Outstanding Outdoor Kids did just that! Selected by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), this year’s winners—Lexi Loehfelm, 11, of Ada; Noah Ekdom, 12, […]

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Michigan: Recreation Passport a Success

Michigan’s new method of paying for state park operations and maintenance met its fundraising goal for the first year and is proving to be a reliable system, the Associated Press reported Thursday (October 20). Starting last October, residents were given the option of paying $10 for a “recreation passport” when renewing their vehicle registration. Good […]

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Michigan: State Parks Passport System

In an earlier post I reported that the Recreation Passport was coming to the great state of Michigan. Michigan’s new system for collecting state park fees through recreation passports is in place and entering its first summer season. The Recreation Passport creates a new sustainable funding source for Michigan’s 98 state parks and recreation areas, […]

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Michigan: New Grants Approved for Parks/Trails/Campgrounds

Governor Rick Snyder recently signed a bill authorizing $102.1 million in grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF). The bill will fund 117 recreation projects and land acquisitions that were recommended by the MNRTF board in December. “These projects enhance the quality of life in communities across Michigan,” Snyder stated in a news […]

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Road to Recreation RV tour coming to Michigan

The Recreation Passport is coming, and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) wants everyone to know what a great deal it is for Michigan. That’s why the department is launching the “Road to Recreation” RV tour, a three-month tour of Michigan’s festivals, concerts, and best destinations. At the heart of the tour is […]

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