Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO)
"Helping People Come Back to the Outdoors"
Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO) is a collaborative partnership whose mission is to provide outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities to wounded veterans and individuals with health challenges; and, to coordinate a support network that facilitates their recovery through connecting with nature.
MiOFO activities are centered around DNR-managed Sharonville State Game Area. The property is near several population centers: Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, and Detroit.
The partners in this effort include the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Brain Injury Association, Zero-Day, the Passing Along The Heritage (PATH) Foundation, the Eisenhower Center, Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, and others.
Assistive Resources Available for Use:
- Tracked Wheelchair Reservations - Limited number of chairs available for use at Sharonville State Game Area and other areas as arranged
- Accessible Hunting Blind Reservations - Limited number of accessible blinds on public land available
- Hunting Guide to Assist Outdoorspeople - MiOFO certified volunteer helpers are available on scheduled days to provide one-on-one assistance
Contact Tom Jones, MiOFO Project Coordinator, to inquire about availability of services and resources from events to individual outdoor opportunities. Call 734-612-6677, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (unavailable on state holidays).
Schedule of Events
2016 Event List Forthcoming