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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.            



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 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

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 )
MiGO Fall Fun Day 2011
Written by Michigan Geocaching Organization   
Sunday, 07 August 2011

MiGO Fall Fun Day 2011 (GC3204X)

The southeast chapter of the Michigan Geocaching Organization is proud to host this year's MiGO Fall Fun Day at Proud Lake Recreation Area on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Proud Lake Recreation Area is 4700 acres in size and offers a wide range of activities and facilities including fishing, hunting, and paddling (canoe and kayak rentals are available); hiking, mountain biking, and bridle trails; cabins, lodges, and modern campsites; and of course geocaching. The office is located at 3500 Wixom Road, Commerce Township, MI 48382 (map/directions).  A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Proud Lake Recreation Area.  MiGO is NOT responsible for providing one.

There is no registration fee. Attendance and associated acitvities are free. MiGO requests that you post a Will Attend log on the geocaching.com event page with the number of people that you plan on attending with. (By posting a Will Attend, you will be automatically notified of updates.)  Proud Lake Recreation Area does require a Recreation Passport to enter and there is a fee associated with that.

The day starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM.

10:00 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Geocaching Bingo
10:00 AM Closest to the Pin
11:00 AM New caches will be distributed
11:00 AM Pumpkin painting
12:00 noon Food will be served
3:00 PM Winners for Geocaching Bingo will be drawn
3:30 PM Winners of Closest to the Pin will be determined
4:00 PM Prize table prizes to be awarded
4:30 PM Clean up the place
5:00 PM Festivities officially end

What to Bring:
Chairs - There are no seats.  If you would like to rest your weary legs by relaxing in a chair, you will need to bring one.  Ground is ample if you would prefer to sit on it.

We would like to set up a prize table and need items to give away. Please consider donating to the prize table.

The meal at the event will be potluck.  MiGO will be providing burgers, brats, and hot dogs. We are asking everyone to bring a dish to pass, going by last name: A-E: Desserts F-J: Snacks K-O: Veggies and dip P-T: Potato salad or other salad U-Z: Fruit and dip.  Please remember that this is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event.

Camping is available at Proud Lake Recreation Area although it is in a different part of the recreation area than the event.  Make reservations at Proud Lake Reservation Area. Hotels are also available nearby in Wixom.  Check this MiGO forum thread on the topic.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 October 2011 )
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