- Parks & Recreation Division Green Initiatives State parks, recreation areas and state harbors have gone green with a series of initiatives to promote environmentally-friendly management practices and products. Click here to view Parks & Recreation Division's Guide to Environmental Sustainability.
Whether using a bio-based fuel, building more energy efficient facilities or mowing less, these programs help protect and preserve the natural resources in Michigan State Parks, Recreation Areas and Harbors.
Reduce your impact on the environment by becoming a green camper!
- Water Conservation An effort to reduce water use by installing water-saving technologies in Parks and Recreation Division facilities.
- Clean Marina Program All staffed, state-operated harbors in Michigan participate in environmentally-friendly practices to protect the Great Lakes
- Product Metering Devices Simple metering devices help ensure the proper amount of product is used for the job.
- Green Buildings Small changes to new construction can reap big rewards.
- Biological Control of Non-Native Species Ever go green by eating green? That's the concept behind using a small beetle to combat an invasive weed species in Lake Ovid.
- Growing Not Mowing Reductions in mowing improve air and water quality and reduce energy consumption.
- Bio-Products Equipment used by the DNR Park and Recreation Division utilizes a variety of bio-based alternatives to reduce dependence on petroleum products.
- Recycling at Park and Recreation Offices DNR staff in the field and in the Lansing office are stepping up recycling efforts.
- Cleaning Green Certified "green" cleaners provide clean facilities and protect the surrounding natural areas.