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Date: April 23, 2015
Contact: Susan Reece, 906-387-2607, ext 208

Adopt-a-Trail Volunteers using hand tools
Adopt-a-Trail Volunteers working on trail with hand tools.

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Seeking Volunteers Who Love the Park

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore's 2015 "Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Campsite and Adopt-a-Beach" orientation and training session will be Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.It will take place at the Munising Falls Interpretive Center located at 1505 Sand Point Road, across from the Munising Memorial Hospital.

Under this program, interested individuals or groups who enjoy hiking and camping in the park can adopt a section of trail, backcountry campsite or beach segment.Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Campsite and Adopt-a-Beach volunteers will be asked to visit their section of trail, campsite or beach once a month from May through October for light maintenance duties including picking up litter, light brushing, cleaning out water bars, and breaking up illegal fire rings. There is something for every ability and level of interest. The park will provide a VIP uniform vest and ball cap, basic tools, gloves, and written guidelines for the work.

"This will be the tenth year for this program and it has been very successful," park Chief of Interpretation Susan Reece explained."We have a lot of very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who love to hike and are happy to do some work along the way, and we hope they will be back with us this yearMost of all we want people to have fun and enjoy their time spent in the park.This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and to be a part of conserving America's first national lakeshore."

The park is also seeking volunteers to help at our visitor centers and with planning for the park's 50th anniversary next year.Volunteers can commit as little as one or two hours per week.If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susan Reece, the park's Chief of Interpretation, at 387-2607, ext 208 or

"As with many other public institutions, we need the assistance of volunteers to complement and supplement the work of our paid professional staff.We are so grateful to the citizen-stewards that have volunteered in past years, and encourage even more local citizens to become partners with us in taking care of this very special place."

Last updated: April 23, 2015

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