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.
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.
The 7th annual Metroparks Geocaching Adventure is
operated by members of the Michigan Geocaching Organizationn in
partnership with the Huron-Clinton Metroparks .
It is a series of geocaches placed by MiGO members as a tribute to the Metroparks Geocaching Adventure series. In order to complete the 2010 Geocaching Adventure, you will need to find 11 caches hidden in 11 different Metroparks. At each cache you will obtain two words in the cache on the cover to enter into a crossword puzzle found in their brochure. By participating in the adventure you will be able to discover some interesting things about the Metroparks. The caches will be in place from May 1 through December 2010. The deadline for puzzle submission is December 1, 2010.
To learn more about the 2010 Geocaching Adventure click on the image.
MiGO has been invited to have a member on the Advisory Committee for the Pigeon River County State Forest (PRCST), Vanderbilt, MI. The PRCST is the only State Forest to use a unique “Concept of Management” plan that places an importance on quiet recreation through managed access. With the passing of the “Right to Ride” bill (saddled animal law Senate Bill No. 578), Rebecca Humphries, Director of the DNRE, is inviting groups to join an Advisory Committee for suggestions regarding access to the PRCST for horseback riding, hiking, biking, vehicles, etc. The most exciting point is, Humphries finds it imperative that MiGO be involved in the process, according a DNRE liaison.
The MiGO Board of Directors has invited Capt. Bud (Don- Indian River) to represent MiGO and the sport of Geocaching on the Advisory Committee. Don has agreed to the appointment and will begin the process on April 26th at the first meeting being held at the RAM Center on the North side of Higgins Lake.
Thank you Don for stepping forward to represent MiGO and the sport of Geocaching.