Posted by Susan Kowalski on Aug 27, 2018
Kimberly Fix from Huron Clinton Metroparks visited us today and gave us a plethora of information on these 13 gems very near us.
 
Today Kimberly Fix from Huron Clinton Metroparks presented a slide slow on the 13 parks in Southeast Michigan, including the following:  Delhi, Dexter-Huron, Hudson Mills, Huron Meadows, Indian Springs, Kensington, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lower Huron, Oakwoods, Stony Creek, Willow, and Wolcott Mill.  Some of the amenities offered at these parks include campgrounds, boating, hiking and biking trails, nature centers, golf courses, fishing, water park facilities, cross country skiing, ice skating, and interpretative centers.  Seven million visitors enjoy these park each year, and, in 2017, 4100 volunteers staffed these parks.  Entry permits are $35 per year and include unlimited access to all 13 parks.  This regional park system was created in 1940 to provide recreational and educational opportunities while serving as stewards of the regions natural resources.  Counties covered by this regional park system include Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Livingston.  Thanks for sharing these gems with us Kim.  For more information on these parks please see the website at http://www.metroparks.com/.
 
Our Sergeant today was Marlette who did an excellent job; and it was her first time as sergeant.  Thanks Marlette.
 
For lunch we enjoyed pizza.  We are also reminded of the following upcoming events:  Optimist Club Cruise on September 14th (call Pam at 734-502-5776‬ to make reservations), September 11th for Do Good Expo, Plymouth AM Spaghetti Dinner on September 8th, September 20th for One Rotary Summit at Schoolcraft, October 24th World Polio Day, October 1st Past Presidents' Dinner at Hickory Creek. 
 
We wish everyone a safe and relaxing Labor Day Weekend.  See you all on September 10th.