- Parks & Recreation Division Green InitiativesState 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.
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- Water ConservationAn effort to reduce water use by installing water-saving technologies in Recreation Division facilities.
- Clean Marina ProgramThe Parks and Recreation Division staffed harbors will be joining the Clean Marina Program.
- Product Metering DevicesSimple metering devices help ensure the proper amount of product is used for the job.
- Green BuildingsSmall changes to new construction can reap big rewards.
- Biological Control of Non-Native SpeciesEver 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 MowingReductions in mowing improve air and water quality and reduce energy consumption.
- Bio-ProductsEquipment 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 OfficesDNR staff in the field and in the Lansing office are stepping up recycling efforts.
- Cleaning GreenCertified "green" cleaners provide clean facilities and protect the surrounding natural areas.