This is your chance to help make a differance for yourself, your family and the OHV Trails/Routes system.
Please add, delete or edit anyway you desire, but Please, Please take the time to send a letter to:
Saint Helen Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 642.
Saint Helen, MI 48656.
West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce
422 W. Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661
Telephone (989) 345-2821 or Toll Free at (800) 755-9091
Fax (989) 345-9075
Dear (Insert Name of Chamber of Commerce),
I am writing today to tell of the wonderful hospitality my family and I recently experienced while attending an OHV Off-Road Event entitled Sno-Fari that was held in the St. Helen, Rose City and West Branch OHV Trail and Route system. We spent about $250 on lodging, $150 on fuel and about $430 on food at Restaurants and the Grocery store. People were friendly everywhere we went and look forward to returning again next year.
While there was little snow, we still came and enjoyed what your area has to offer. We understand this event has been put on for six years now. We also understand there were some problems in getting the permission necessary to utilize all of the OHV Trail and Route system available in your area. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) eliminated a portion of requested Trails/Routes last year and some additional Trails/Routes this year. Our enjoyment is experienced at a pace of 6-8 miles per hour and we exercise Tread Lightly! Principles everywhere we travel off-road to preserve our natural resources for many, many generations.
Our fear is that if the last two years are any indication of the loss of Trails/Routes; how many years before my family and I can no longer come to your area and enjoy what the OHV Trail and Route system has to offer. We enjoy the system and we enjoy the hospitality your area affords us. We are asking you to please contact your State Representative and anyone else that can work with you and/or Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association to ensure we can return year after year and help your community in what can be troubling times with the economy being what it is.
Help us to help you help your community.
I have attached the letter above as a Word Document and a PDF for your use.