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.
Ottawa County Parks manages over 4,500 acres of improved parks, unimproved park sites and Open Space Land throughout the county providing year' round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages. Whether you want to spend a day swimming and sunbathing on a sandy Lake Michigan beach, cross country ski on over 20 miles of trails, enjoying a picnic under towering trees or join a naturalist-led walk to learn about the area's rich natural history, Ottawa County Parks are the place to be.
Participants must comply with all Geocaching and Michigan Geocaching Organization Guidelines. Visit www.geocaching.com and www.mi-geocaching.org to review guidelines. Participants must comply with all general Ottawa County Parks Department Rules and Regulations. Rules and regulations are posted at all parks, may also be obtained at the Park office. Ottawa County Parks Department has the ability at anytime to revoke and remove the Geocache at any time without notification. Remember to "Cache In, Trash Out"!