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Gr8archer
July 15th, 2010, 03:02 PM
http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree/_MI.jsp

VOTE FOR MICHIGAN, HELP OUR STATE PARKS
EARN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FREE TREES!

The Odwalla juice company recently announced its third annual "Plant a Tree"
program, a nationwide competition and a tremendous opportunity to help Michigan state parks and recreation areas - an opportunity for supporters of our state's great outdoors to plant a tree without ever having to lift a shovel! This program allows people across the nation to vote for the state park system where they want trees to be planted.

Last year, Michigan received more than $50,000 in free trees for our state parks and recreation areas. The Department of Natural Resources and Environment planted these trees in areas most heavily affected by the Emerald Ash borer and other invasive forest pests. We plan to do the same this year, but we need your help to capture as many votes - and trees - as possible.

Right now, Pennsylvania and Texas are leading the pack. Michigan can easily take the lead!

Odwalla has committed $200,000 to the campaign and each vote is equal to $1 that can be used for trees. The number of votes a state receives will determine the number of dollars it earns to purchase and plant trees. Voting continues through Aug. 15 - or until the $200,000 is exhausted. As of today, more than $130,000 in tree funding is still available.

If you're committed to the health and long-term vitality of our state parks and recreation areas, here's a simple way to take action to help them with just the click of a mouse. Please take a moment to vote today at http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree/_MI.jsp .

At the voting page, Odwalla asks people to enter either their Facebook account information or email address and birth date. This is just to keep the competition fair, ensure that voters are at least 13 years old, and keep people from voting more than once. However, you can get an additional opportunity to vote, by using a special six-character Odwalla code! These codes can be found in the Park Visitor Welcome Kits guests receive when visiting our state parks. Just look for the Odwalla page inside that includes the code to redeem for a vote at the Odwalla website. For more information about the Odwalla Plant a Tree program, contact Cheryl Greaney at greaneyc@michigan.gov .

Please help the DNRE spread the word about the Odwalla Plant a Tree program to other outdoor enthusiasts. Thanks for helping us to grow Michigan from the ground up, one tree at a time!

Learn more about Michigan's state parks and recreation areas, the many fun programs and activities you can enjoy there, and the new Recreation Passport (effective Oct. 1, 2010) at http://www.michigan.gov/stateparks .

Thank you.

Jarhead
July 16th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Thank You for this.

gnjeepn
July 16th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Done:thumb:

Trail_Fanatic
July 16th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Done.

DDS4X4
July 17th, 2010, 01:37 AM
Done, Michigan now ahead by +2000 over Texas! Where is the THUMBS UP?

Ellie Belly
July 17th, 2010, 05:24 AM
Done and posted it on my FB page for all my Michigan Friends!!!

Gr8archer
July 19th, 2010, 09:05 AM
Thanks to all who have voted! Michigan has rocketed ahead of the pack!