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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
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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.
We'll have an election themed game of "if politicians were geocachers" and other games.
Socializing, Caching Game, Eating,
Conversation & so much more
What To Bring
Please bring your folding lawn chairs.
Something for pot luck (see "Food" below)
Also, please bring something for the Prize Table
Travel Bugs that need moved along.
MiGO staffers will provide the hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, and buns as well as water and lemonade. Please bring a dish to pass. We will have space in coolers if you need to store a cold dish.
Please feel free to bring items for the prize table.
This is a great chance to show off your creativity!
The pavilion looks out over the bay and the ore dock. If we're lucky, a boat will be loading iron ore. There is a breakwall nearby with light at the end. The island offers many spectacular views of Lake Superior and, of course, Black Rocks where you could jump off into the lake (not recommended in October!)
The The Michigan Geocaching Organization is proud to announce Chris Vandenberg - The son of Doug Vandenberg (TreePlanter), has been awarded The Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship for 2015. Chris is pursuing a degree in Natural Resource Management - Resource Analysis Methods (at GVSU). Chris is mainaining a GPA of 3.5 while interning at the GVSU Water Resources Institute and Johnson Center for Philanthropy. He is looking forward to in the future to get his masters degree and continue research, improving our understanding of the environment and natural systems. The Vandenberg family have been very involved in geocaching and have been MiGO members since 2004. Keep up the good work! We wish Chris well in the future!
For more information about this scholarship click on the MiGO Scholarship link in the left column.
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.
With only seven nominees for the EC, and no competing nominations for the RVP positions, a formal election was not required this year. Please join us in welcoming the following officers for 2015. Their term will start February 7th at the Winter Social.
2015 Executive Committee
2015 Regional Vice Presidents
- Splat Crew
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.