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.
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.
With only seven nominees for the EC, and one nominee each for the SE, SW, NL and 5th Chapter RVP positions, a formal election was not required this year. Please join us in welcoming the following officers for 2010:
2010 Executive Committee
- The Conman
- Celtic Cache Trio
2010 Regional Vice Presidents
- Shannie of Geno & Shannie
- South Lyon Trekkers
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.
The Michigan Geocaching Organizationis proud to announce Jessica Crump (daughter of Gregg Crump “Stinky and Stinky”
), has been awarded The Susan Kay Schug Educational Scholarship for the Fall 2009 Semester. Jessica is pursuing a degree in Fire Science
from Oakland Community College. Her Goal is to be a Fire Fighter for
the Forestry Service. Congratulations and good luck!
For more information about this scholarship click on the MiGO Scholarship link in the left column. Information for the upcoming Winter Semester Scholarship should be available in early November.