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Thread: St. Helen Summer Kickoff Event May 21, 2011. DNRE & State Reps in attendance?

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    I was told that DNRE & State Representatives were going to be at this event and at the new rock crawl area to get a first hand look.

    Anyone going? I'm probably heading up Saturday with my brother and friends and plan on doing some trail riding in the area and maybe heading over towards Mio.

    Below is the event info copied from DirtPackers.

    Come join us for our Summer Kickoff Event !!! The DirtPackers, St. Helen Chamber of Commerce, and The Roscommon Voice are combining forces to provide a great day of fun. The DirtPackers will conduct an ORV Parade thru Saint Helen. Bring your JEEP, Bike, ATV, and SxS to show how we support the local St. Helen Community. A competitive BBQ Rib Cookoff is also planned. Judges will select the best tasting Ribs at 2pm. A Pig Roast will provide plenty of food at the reasonable price of $6 for those that attend.

    More info on the St. Helen Summer Kick Off Event can be found here:

    http://dirtpackers.com/index.php

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.p...288267&sk=wall

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156419904415315

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    To be honest I don't think anyone knows about this. With it only a week away I can't make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRhino View Post
    To be honest I don't think anyone knows about this. With it only a week away I can't make it.
    x2. Other than here I hadn't heard about it before now. Probably a good idea to post it over on GL4x4 too. That's probably the best bet to get 4x4's to show up this late in the game.

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    Now how the heck was this scheduled and we did not get the courtesy of any type of notification. I will be in Georgia for sure and unable to attend.
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    I heard about it from a guy that I met in St. Helen in the fall and have kept in touch with through Facebook. He grew up in St. Helen, but moved away and was relaying information to me from his buddies that live there. They formed a new club in October 2010 called Dirtpackers. I posted information about the event on my Facebook Group Michigan Jeeps http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_131442833959.

    While we were discussing the event he replied, "Talked 2 the owner of st.helen powersports...nO mud bog, or trail ride...thats organized. They tried but a trail ride on federal and state lands are legally troubling. The purpose 4 the event is 2 show the state and d.n.r.e. that atvs, motorcycles, utvs, as well as offroad trucks, jeeps, sand rails...ect. I guess state reps, and high-up dnr people will be out at the rocks and tubes 2 see what its all about".

    So far my brother and I are going up there in our Jeeps and possibly one other. Our Jeeps aren't set up for rock crawling, but I'm hoping some other more capable vehicles from the group will be able to make it. Last minute I know. I also posted some information on Jeepforum.com too.

    I don't know if the DNRE and State Reps will really be there, but would hate to miss out on the opportunity for some positive feedback.

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    I agree 100% with Jarhead on this, it's very dissapointing that the main orginazation (and GL4x4 for that matter) that set up donations & design of the rocks wasn't contacted to promote this event. If nothing else, to at least have some vehicles capable of using each of the rock runs on hand to show reps / DNR(E) how the area gets used.


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    I had no clue this was happening. SoFO will be in the area performing our normal Spring Trail Maintenance. We'll probably stop by at some point.

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    Also. It's not the DNRE. The E is now separate again.

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    I agree with the above sentiments of JH and RII, how does something like this get pulled off without GLFWDA being notified. Secondly, did anyone contact the DNR to see who's coming or contact the Chamber of Commerce and inquire on attendance of dignitaries......I know, I know, it MUST be true if it's on the Internet!
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    By the way, I contacted Pat Kinne to see if he had been contacted since he was involved with Rowe and Paige during the whole process. No, he had not. Maybe someone should contact Paige to see what she knows of this. We may all be getting worked up over nothing. Either way, I can't make it and I would have tried.
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