Transition Cadillac - 200 YARDenDash
April 21, 2013
Even though there was still ice on Lake
Cadillac, hundreds of people showed up for Transition
Cadillac’s 200 YARDen Dash. By the end of the day, they were
over their mark of 200 registered gardens.
Go Fly a Kite!
Avena and her dad went kite flying this
weekend (April 28). She had a wonderful time, even when she
got her kite stuck in the only trees in the area. Thanks,
dad, for the rescue.
get the new issue ready for print, here are some camping tips
that may help you think about the new season.
State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources, 2010
Michigan is known for its unpredictable weather. Check
the weather forecast for the area.
Plan your trip--know about the area and how to get
Take enough food, clothing, and equipment to keep you
comfortable in case of emergency.
Notify others of where you will be, and when you plan to
be home, in case someone needs to find you.
If you are a beginning camper,
contact your local camping outfitter for a general
checklist of camping equipment.
Prevent animals from getting into your food. Consider
placing it in your vehicle, or hanging it in a tree (12'
high, 4' from tree trunk).
State forest campground wells are approved by Michigan
Department of Public Health.
Keep a few logs in your tent to keep them dry.
Always bring extra matches.
Be careful with your campfire -- keep it small.
Be a good neighbor -- control your noise and animals.
Be respectful of your state forest -- keep the trees and
shrubs alive and growing.
Always keep your dog on a leash no longer that 6 feet,
and away from public swimming areas.
The 'No Impact' Camper follows these guidelines to insure
that today's forest and campground resources are available
to tomorrow's users:
If you carry it in, please carry it out. This will
Camp in a designated campsite within designated
campgrounds, unless you have obtained an undesignated
Protect water sources from contamination.
Use biodegradable soap, or try hot water soap less
dishwashing, bathing and clothes washing.
When using soap (even biodegradable) and toothpaste, do
so at least 100' away from natural water sources and
well or faucet water sources.
Prevent forest fires.
Keep fires small.
Have water available to extinguish the fire properly.
Never leave a fire unattended.
Maintain a 10' diameter and debris-free area around the
Make sure ashes are cold when you leave a fire.
Thanks, and Happy Camping.
~Kathy Salvatore, editor/publisher