Celebrate Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 19-26, and the Iron Belle Trail's first corporate donation

Spread the word and hit the trails!
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Michigan's Iron Belle Trail update

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 19-26, and the Iron Belle Trail's first corporate donation 

Michigan Trails Week logo and stats: over 5,000 miles of state nonmotorized trails, over 9,000 miles of state motorized trailsAs a partner of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail, you can play a big part in helping to spread the word about Michigan Trails Week - a celebration of Michigan's entire trail network. Here are some ways you can make a difference:

Spread the word:

  • Post visually interesting content, like the Trails Week logo, on your website, social media pages (Facebook cover photo), and in email messages, along with a call to action inviting people to celebrate.
  • Share photos of your local trails, especially photos of people enjoying them!
  • Share the DNR's trail infographic, attached to this email and on the Michigan Trails Week webpage at www.michigan.gov/trailsweek or photos in the Iron Belle Trail photo library at Flickr.com.
  • Create a weeklong Facebook event and invite followers to join as a reminder to get out on the trails during the celebration. 

List an event:

  • Businesses, organizations and individuals are welcome to list events on the Trails Week calendar by emailing details to mitrailweek@gmail.com. Remember to include details like who, what, when, where and how to get more information.
  • If your event is a volunteer event on Saturday, Sept. 26, you can register it on the National Public Lands Day website at www.publiclandsday.org/register-site
  • Event planning tips and tools are available at www.michigan.gov/trailsweek.

Get on the trails:

  • Ultimately, we do the work we do because we love the outdoors, so be sure to enjoy Michigan Trails Week yourself! View the calendar of events at www.michigan.gov/trailsweek or simply enjoy a trail on your own or with friends.

The DNR also is pleased to announce its first corporate donation toward development of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail, to be announced at a 10:30 a.m. event tomorrow at Lansing City Market. We invite trail advocates and fans to join us as we celebrate this milestone achievement and get ready for Trails Week!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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