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phittie1100
February 25th, 2016, 07:21 PM
Hello All:

I hope the winter is treating you all well as we shift gears into the ORV season. This is an informal invite and request for information for the upcoming preseason ORV meetings, a formal invite with more details will mailed to your organization. There will be two meetings this year, one in the LP and one in the UP, both held on the same day Saturday March 19th please see the details below. We would like to hear from you on what you would like to see and discuss so please provide any ideas for topics or any issues that may need some group discussion. Also, we may be having a group lunch on us so if you plan on attending we would appreciate it if you let us know so we have an idea on attendance.


Both meetings will be from 10-3 Saturday, March 19th

LP meeting
Jay’s Sporting Goods in Gaylord in the conference room

UP meeting
Red Rock Conference Center in Ishpeming

Please send your ideas and RSVP to me, I hope to hear from you!

Sincerely, Rob

Rob Katona, DNR Parks and Recreation
Central UP Recreational Trails Specialist
UP Wide ORV Specialist
1990 US 41 South
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-6561 katonar@michigan.gov

phittie1100
February 25th, 2016, 07:22 PM
If you are new to trail maintenance, want to know about it, or need a refresher class, please attend one of the two meetings scheduled for March 19.

Unfortunately I do not emerge from the tax cave until later in the spring, so I will not be able to go.

nick_n_ii
February 25th, 2016, 09:35 PM
Looks like something that Either myself or a member of Outback Wheelers needs to attend.

Zanna
February 28th, 2016, 01:58 PM
Newbie here, planning on attending the Gaylord meeting.

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Kixx007
February 29th, 2016, 09:55 AM
On my calendar.

shawn
March 1st, 2016, 07:28 AM
On my calendar.

Mine as well.

nick_n_ii
March 3rd, 2016, 07:42 PM
There are going to be 2 of us from Outback Wheelers going.

Dallas and myself.

Do I need to e-mail someone that we plan to be there?

Sorry first time going to something like this.

phittie1100
March 3rd, 2016, 09:39 PM
Nope - no reservations required

phittie1100
March 9th, 2016, 01:22 PM
PLEASE NOTE:

Since there are no changes to the program, limited interest, and no new clubs in the LP, we have decided to cancel the LP meeting. There will not be a meeting in Gaylord on March 19th.

Any interested ORV program maintainer is welcome to attend the UP meeting. Please let Rob Katona know if you plan to attend the UP meeting so he can plan for lunch.

Thank you all for all you do for the ORV system in Michigan! See you on the trail.

Paige A. Perry, Recreation Trails Specialist
Department of Natural Resources
989-732-3541 ext. 5086
perryp@michigan.gov

nick_n_ii
March 9th, 2016, 05:43 PM
No new Clubs?

What about Outback Wheelers here in Muskegon area? There was 2 of us planning on making the trip up for this.

phittie1100
March 10th, 2016, 08:58 PM
I assume they mean no new clubs added to the list of grant sponsors?

shawn
March 14th, 2016, 08:35 AM
Oh, thanks for the heads up Paul, I was all set to be there this Saturday.

Kixx007
March 14th, 2016, 09:04 AM
No new Clubs?

What about Outback Wheelers here in Muskegon area? There was 2 of us planning on making the trip up for this.

The workshop is for grant sponsors that perform trail maintenance for the DNR. It's various clubs from full-size to motorcycles that attend. Although open to anyone interested, if there are no changes to the procedures, and no new sponsors then I can see why they feel there is no need for workshop.

I've always enjoyed these. Kind of bummed they cancelled.

nick_n_ii
March 14th, 2016, 07:36 PM
But how are we to learn about this kinda stuff if they cancel. We were going cause of plans to do trail clean ups in the Holton/Twin lake area. It's a large part of WHY we became a Club.

Kixx007
March 15th, 2016, 10:44 AM
But how are we to learn about this kinda stuff if they cancel. We were going cause of plans to do trail clean ups in the Holton/Twin lake area. It's a large part of WHY we became a Club.

Yeah I understand where you are coming from. I know I appreciate new groups getting involved.

I'm not sure if this workshop is what you might be thinking it is. This is where current grant sponsor groups and clubs learn about any changes to the procedures for brushing and signing the States ORV trail and route systems. The marked stuff the DNR provides maps for on their web site. I'm not to familiar with Hilton/Twin lake area, but looking at the DNR page I only see cycle and ORV trails there. No routes for the full size users.

If you're looking to help clean up dump sites I'm sure that someone can help point you in that direction.

I'm not trying to tell you NOT to attend one of these work shops, as they are helpful to anyone who wants to seek being a grant sponsor when/if something ever comes available or help a current sponsor.

nick_n_ii
March 16th, 2016, 06:57 PM
I'm just looking to get as much info on any topic that I can.

As for Holton Twin Lake area, it's mostly forest roads.