City of Lansing Parks Hot Spot Week - Lansing, MI

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Outreach Events
Monday, June 11, 2018 (All day) to Monday, June 18, 2018 (All day)
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The park system managed by the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department is experiencing severe impacts from outdoor activities and is one of twenty Leave No Trace Hot Spots in 2018.

Lansing, Michigan is an urban community home to a population of about 117,000 people. The city manages more than130 parks which are increasingly popular with the local community and tourists alike. The city is also home 16 miles of river trail, most of which run adjacent to the Grand and Red Cedar rivers and Sycamore Creek. Recreation along the rivers has heavily impacted these shorelines, causing severe erosion along the river banks. Many of the city's parks have also been damaged by graffiti and litter. 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is teaming up with the City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department to execute a week of targeted training, education programs and service work with agency staff, key stakeholders and members of the local community. The overall goal is the long-term improvement of resource conditions, increased awareness of impacts in the parks, elevated Leave No Trace programs within agency management plans and increased use of Leave No Trace skills and ethics by the visiting public.

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