If there’s one thing that all Michiganians can be proud of, it’s the beauty of our natural environment. Whether it’s the Great Lakes shoreline, our sprawling forests and trails or the sand dunes, it makes a big mark on our state and in our lives. It seems only appropriate that the Michigan Environmental Council is paying tribute with the unveiling of the new Michigan Conservation Trail.
…the Michigan Conservation Trail is a series of linked historic sites and associated promotional and educational materials. When completed, it will include state historical markers, brief biographies of Michigan’s conservation pioneers, photos and drawings illustrating key landmarks and turning points in the state’s conservation history, interactive features, and an annual observance of Michigan’s conservation heritage.
The first three markers will highlight the the Detroit River in Trenton, Kirkland’s Warbler in Mio, and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. Both the Lansing State Journal and Michigan author and environmental policy expert Dave Dempsey have more to share about the new trail.
The MEC is looking to add many more trails over the next few years and they need your help. Think you know of a spot worthy of a place on the Trail? Contact the Michigan Environmental Council with your suggestion.
- Check out Friends of the Detroit River and How the Detroit River shaped lives and history (from the Detroit News Rearview Mirror – cool pics!)
- Take a Kirtland’s Warbler Tour of the Huron-Manistee National forest and consider the annual Kirtland’s Warbler Festival ( Saturday, May 19, 2007).
- Head north to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore and also check out Absolute Michigan keyword Sleeping Bear