Tanya Wildt Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Jun 7, 2019 There's something about two Michigan state park campsites that people seem to love. Two sites tied for the most total nights camped in 2018, according to Jason Fleming, chief of resource protection and promotion for the DNR's parks and recreation division. Read more: 5 most popular Michigan state park campgrounds Michigan residents could get priority when booking state campground reservations Site 130 at Brighton Recreation Area's Bishop Lake Campground and site 186 at Algonac State Park's Riverfront Campground both had 244 nights camped. Here's a look at both sites. … [Read more...] about Michigan State Parks: The most popular camping sites
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DeJanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 3:56 PM EDT Apr 25, 2019 A program that allows inmates to grow trees that eventually are planted in state parks is getting a new, high-profile partner: Bob Ross. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with Bob Ross Inc. for the "Happy Little Trees" planting program, which will result in 1,000 trees planted in 21 state parks. The trees, including white cedar, paper birch, sugar maple and black cherry, are native to Michigan. The late painter and TV personality was known for his landscapes and his legacy endures as a pop culture phenomenon. “The Bob Ross Company is thrilled to partner with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to ensure every happy tree in Michigan state parks has a friend through the Happy Little Trees program,” Sarah Strohl, an executive assistant at Bob Ross Inc, said in a news release. “Like Bob often said, ‘There’s nothing wrong with … [Read more...] about Michigan DNR, Bob Ross help prisoners plant trees at state parks
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:03 PM EST Dec 27, 2018 If you're hoping to escape all the hustle and bustle by heading to the great outdoors sometime next year, you might want to hurry up and book a campsite as soon as possible. Ron Olson, chief of parks and recreation for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, suggests that folks plan on reserving their campsite six months in advance — or risk missing out. "The popular campgrounds that exist, Ludington, Grand Haven, waterfront sites in the Algonac area. ... Holland State Park, they tend to fill up right away. Particularly the sites that are closer to the water," he said. "If you wait too long, the chances (of booking) are going to be difficult." For example, Olson said many people started booking campsites for early 2019 back in November. Some of the most popular sites started filling up months ago, he added. Among the most coveted sites, he said, are: Any campsite along … [Read more...] about Michigan state park camping reservations: Book 2019 sites now
Sean Merriman Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 1:49 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Free Press special writer Sean Merriman dishes on Michigan and Michigan State football and basketball recruiting in his latest mailbag: Will MSU definitely land legacy recruits, Muhsin Muhammad’s son and Eric Snow’s son? – B1G Sparty Muhsin Muhammad III is an elite receiver prospect in the 2020 class. He’s smaller than his father, standing at 6-foot, 180 pounds, but the 4-star pass-catcher from Myers Park High School (Charlotte, N.C.) has great hands, is an exceptional route runner and has good speed. Being a 2020 prospect that is still being evaluated and gaining offers, it’s near impossible to say he will definitely land in East Lansing. However, I can say with confidence that the younger Muhammad has a great relationship with the MSU coaching staff and speaks very high of Michigan State. It will be interesting to see where Ohio State fits into … [Read more...] about Recruiting mailbag: Can Michigan State land legacy recruits?
Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 12:29 AM EST Nov 10, 2018 East Lansing — In terms of intensity, no game on Michigan State’s schedule likely will ever match the annual meeting with Michigan. Even without the drama that took place pregame this season and the war of words that followed, that fact could never be disputed. But there’s a close second for the Spartans. For Michigan State, one team has provided the path to championships over the past decade, and that team is Ohio State. More often, if the Spartans have ended with winning or playing for the Big Ten championship, the Buckeyes have stood in the way. From beating Ohio State in the 2013 conference title game to the win at Ohio Stadium in 2015 that led to a playoff spot, Michigan State has faced Ohio State with plenty on the line over the years. It was the same in 2014 when Ohio State won a shootout, sparking it to a national championship. And last season, the game served as an East … [Read more...] about Once again, Michigan State, Ohio State clash will plenty on the line