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Michigan has an abudance of forest land that is enjoyed by hikers, bird watchers and hunters. Every year, tons of trash is illegally dumped in Michigan's forests.

The goal of the Adopt-A-Forest program is to enhance the enjoyment of public forest lands by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase the awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.

Adopt-a-Forest, River, and Trail
State Forest lands cover 3.9 million acres and include:
145 Campgrounds with 2945 Campsites
880 miles of Hiking, Biking, Pathways
242 miles of groomed Cross-Country Ski Pathways
355 miles of Shore-to-Shore Riding-Hiking Trail
657 miles of Rail-Trail converted from railroads
6,000 miles of groomed Snowmobile Trails
3,100+ miles of designated Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes
7,000 miles of Canoe Streams
13,000 miles of Trout Waters
500 miles of Great Lakes Shoreline
601 water access sites on Michigan's lakes & streams
8,000 miles of State Forest Roads
Forest, river, and trail maintenance are being planned statewide. For further information, contact your local DNR or Ada Takacs, Volunteer Coordinator, at 989.275.5151, ext. 2049 or via e-mail, Ada Takacs.

The program is sponsored jointly by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the United States Forest Service, the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance, and many private organizations.

To Adopt-A-Forest, call 1-888-797-6272 or check out the website