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Mears State Park - Fall Volunteer Day

Volunteers helping park staff set-up snow fence

Mears State Park - Fall Volunteer Day

2022-10-01T13:00:00Z 2022-10-01T20:00:00Z Mears State Park - Fall Volunteer Day

Fall Volunteer Day generally occurs on the first Saturday of October. The tradition of Fall Volunteer Day sees volunteers performing tasks like snow fence set-up, take-down of benches, grills and tables throughout the park, table painting, litter pick-up and fire pit cleaning. Volunteer day is a great opportunity for people make new friends and get the park ready for the winter. The day begins as volunteers gather at the park headquarters to hear about the projects needing attention and to divide into groups to complete the tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to pick a job that they enjoy and may have special talent for. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is open to the public but campers who complete a full day of volunteering earn a free camp night (must be used this weekend). Please remember to dress for the weather. Often times we will work during mist and sprinkles but during a true rain out we continue activities the next day. Meet at the Park Headquarters at 9 a.m.

While reservations are not necessary as the park is not at risk to fill during the time period, we know some campers who really want their favorite site. If your one of these volunteers, you may make reservation and a refund will be processed at the time of check-in if volunteering.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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400 W. Lowell Street,

Pentwater, Michigan, 49449

Event Date

October 01, 2022 9:00 AM

October 01, 2022 4:00 PM

Contact Information
Hector Valdez

Unit Supervisor, Charles Mears State Park

Fall Volunteer Day generally occurs on the first Saturday of October. The tradition of Fall Volunteer Day sees volunteers performing tasks like snow fence set-up, take-down of benches, grills and tables throughout the park, table painting, litter pick-up and fire pit cleaning. Volunteer day is a great opportunity for people make new friends and get the park ready for the winter. The day begins as volunteers gather at the park headquarters to hear about the projects needing attention and to divide into groups to complete the tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to pick a job that they enjoy and may have special talent for. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The event is open to the public but campers who complete a full day of volunteering earn a free camp night (must be used this weekend). Please remember to dress for the weather. Often times we will work during mist and sprinkles but during a true rain out we continue activities the next day. Meet at the Park Headquarters at 9 a.m.

While reservations are not necessary as the park is not at risk to fill during the time period, we know some campers who really want their favorite site. If your one of these volunteers, you may make reservation and a refund will be processed at the time of check-in if volunteering.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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