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Treadlightly 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.


Clean Forests 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.            

   

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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. Image

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MiGO 10 Year Anniversary
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

On April 11, 2002 - MiGO was formed. A yahoo group was established to enable everyone to get online and talk about where to take the new group. With no real leadership structure at the start, it was agreed there would be a first picnic to discuss the new group and who would step up and lead the steering group.

On April 27, 2002 in Grand Woods Park in Lansing, Michigan the first group of MiGO cachers converged for an afternoon of caching fun. Rusty had secured the pavillion and set up a closest to the pin. Everyone brought sweets to share and there was a great showcase of travel bugs and new cache ideas. It was a lot of fun and the day ended with a meeting to discuss the formalization of MiGO. The group in attendance indicated their approval for trippy1976, Rusty, and Zuckerruebensirup to act as a steering group to file the paperwork and create the initial bylaws for the group.

Since its inception in 2002 by a ragtag group of Geocachers on a mailing list and at a picnic - MiGO has taken membership to over 1300 Geocachers and maintains an active membership database of over 500 Geocachers. MiGO has grown to be recognized as the "goto" club in the state for land managers.

To honor and celebrate the 10 year anniversary, we're returning to the location of the original picnic for a day of great food and friends!


   When: The event (GC3C92A) will be from 11:00 AM to ???whenever??? with a pot luck picnic lunch and games (TBA).

 Where: The location of the original spring picnic 10 years ago, Grand Woods Park in Lansing.

 

A special
commemorative event coin
will be available
for purchase.

MiGO 10 Year Event Coin
Event Coin Concept Artwork

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2012 )
 
MiGO member nominated for Geocaching.com Geocacher of the Month
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Sunday, 04 March 2012

MiGO member Rattrak was named one of the three nominees for February Geocacher of the Month.

Go to the following link and leave a comment for Rattrak by March 12, 2012.

February Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees

Rattrak
Nominated by HotBarbecuered, “My first encounter with this AMAZING cacher was when I moved to the Windsor Ontario Canada area for my university studies. I later went to my very first caching event in Michigan and found out that Rattrak was behind organizing many of the events in the Metro-Detroit area. Each year, Rattrak is one of the organizers of the Annual Detroit/Belle Isle Event. Rattrak also hosts an semi-annual CITO event and potluck on the island each spring and fall.”

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 March 2012 )
 
Congratulations to the 2012 Executive Committee and Regional Vice Presidents
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Thursday, 05 January 2012

Please join us in welcoming the following MiGO officers for 2012:

2012 Executive Committee

  Mike Spence

 - Geo Trails

Stephen Fritz  

 - Beenhere

  J'nise Ramsey

 - Geo-Therapist

  Melissa Pilkington

 - A2QueenCacher

  Jodi Spalding

 - LightOnCache

  Tim Woodcox

 - TeamEccs21

 John Flanagan

 - Celtic Cache Trio

 Dan Elliott

 - LightPeople

2012 Regional Vice Presidents
UP Chapter:
Lori Schultz  - 2_UP_Geologists
NL Chapter:
Monica Lytle
 - MrsSleepyweasel73
SW Chapter:
 Kathy Seedorff
 - PairOMedicChick
SE Chapter:
 Glenn Six  - GSix5666
5th Chapter:
 Steve Elsbrie
 - Othum

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.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 February 2012 )
 
Executive Committee Changes - Fall 2011
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Due to personal reasons outside of caching, Steve Vida has decided to step down from his position on the Executive Committee. There are a lot of big things going on right now with the EC, and he didn't want his situation to become a burden on the group or slow things down. So, here's a huge thanks to Steve for all the time and effort he's put in as our President. You'll be missed.

So, on that note, per our by-laws, John Flanagan - Celtic Cache Trio has been bumped up to fill Steve's shoes as President. And Mike Spence - Geo Trails has volunteered to move from his member-at-large position to fill in as the Vice President. We know you guys will do great!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 November 2011 )
 
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