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Michigan has an abundance 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 Adopt-a-Forest program works to enhance the enjoyment of public forest lands by eliminating illegal dumping and to increase the awareness of recycling opportunities for waste materials found.

How to get involved:

Join the 100-in-100 forest cleanup challenge!

The DNR is challenging nature lovers to help clean up the forests we love! We're asking people to spend some quality time among the trees June 15 - Sept. 22, 2020 to clean up 100 trash sites in 100 days. It's all part of celebrating 100 years of the National Association of State Foresters and that group's work to ensure thriving forests for generations to come. Find a site, sign the volunteer waiver and get started at

Update: We've reached the halfway point with 50 cleanups- pitch in and help achieve 100 sites cleaned! 

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The Adopt-a-Forest program is sponsored jointly by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources; the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; the U.S. Forest Service; the Michigan Society of American Foresters and many private organizations.