Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to proactively protect recreation access and opportunities in the outdoors through education and stewardship initiatives. Tread Lightly! provides outdoor ethics for all types of outdoor recreation-- everything from hiking to hunting to camping, with a special focus on motorized and mechanized recreation-- like four wheeling, motorcycling, snowmobiling, and boating.
MTGA is a non-profit organization that shall foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.
Adopt-a-Forest mutual goals are to enhance enjoyment of public forest land by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.
The Adopt-a-Forest program goals are:
* Prevention through education
* Law enforcement
* Improved legal recycling and disposal options.
The program encourages volunteers--the program’s backbone--to clean up existing trash and to function as an "army" of educators.
You have reached the homepage of the Michigan Geocaching Organization (MiGO). The purpose of our organization is to promote the sport of Geocaching in Michigan via improved communications and to provide information to the public about our activities and the sport of geocaching. Please spend some time on our site. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit www.geocaching.com for more details.
Join MiGO Today!
Our free membership gives you many benefits. MiGO is one of the oldest
and most respected Geocaching organizations in the country. Since our
inception in April, 2002 we have grown both in size and stature. In
2007 we were granted an organizational land use permit by the Michigan
DNR. This permit is paid annually by MiGO and enables all our members
to place caches on permitted DNR lands at no fee. This is just one of
the many benefits of your free membership. You'll also become part of a
local and tight-knit Geocaching community with an active interest in
caching in our state. Our forums are very active and are a great place
to meet cachers and learn.
With the warmer weather and the huge growth in Geocaching MiGO has been receiving more requests for help than the elected and appointed leadership can handle on our own.
Park Managers, the DNR, Boy and Girl Scout Groups and community organizations have all contacted MiGO for help in one manner or another. These request range from giving Geocaching101 presentations to a group to just having a presence at an event to explain Geocaching to attendees who might be interested. All of these requests are posted in the MiGO Forums under the Outreach Forum. Please take a minute and browse this Forum and see if there is anything you might be able and willing to help out with.
The Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Michigan Geocaching Organization would like to thank all of the applicants for this year’s scholarship award. Choosing a winner was extremely difficult this year not only because of the outstanding applicants but also the sheer number. As there have never been this many applications in a single year the Board of Directors has generously expanded the award this year to two recipients. We are pleased to announce that those two recipients are Chris Vandenberg and Sydney Cowels. Congratulations to both of these fine people. MiGO hopes that all of the other applicants submit their names again next year and that many others take advantage of this opportunity and do the same.
Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Michigan Geocaching Organization
Congratulations Chris and Sydney!
For more information about this scholarship click on the MiGO Scholarship link in the left column.
Please join us in welcoming the following officers for 2017. Their term will start February 4th at the Winter Social.
2017 Executive Committee
2015 Regional Vice Presidents
NOTE: Nominations for election to the Executive Committee are not position specific. The new EC will decide between themselves which person will assume each position as per the bylaws. Also, the webmaster is an appointed non-voting position on the EC.