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.
MiGO has a close relationship with the Oakland County Parks system. Oakland County Parks has embraced Geocaching in their parks and have an easy to follow placement and permitting process without a fee.
Eleven Oakland County Parks offer natural landscapes for year-round recreation with five golf courses, two waterparks and nature centers. Unique recreation opportunities include The Fridge toboggan run and Mobile Recreation.
And now they list Geocaching as an official use of the park system. See the links below:
Seeking of caches is open to visitors of all Oakland County Parks.
Geocaching in Oakland County Parks is allowed with a free permit.
The process for obtaining a permit and maps detailing the areas where Geocaches are allowed to be placed in Oakland County Parks is available at the following link: Oakland County Parks Geocaching Page
You must be a member of Michigan Geocaching Organization to place a Geocache within the Oakland County Parks system.
You must show proof of permit to the volunteer reviewer prior to your cache being approved for listing on Geocaching.com