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- Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 17:04:54 -0400
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From: Julee Hasbany <hasbanyj@STATE.MI.US>
Subject: HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK PRESENTS: FOREST FEST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 3 AUG 00
CONTACT: Ann Stephens, 517-348-7068
HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK PRESENTS: FOREST FEST
LANSING--Join us for the festival kickoff at 8 p.m. Friday,
August 4 as the Renaissance Foresters, comprised of Bill
Botti, Doug Carter and Rich Hausler, perform a selection of
natural resource tunes for your enjoyment at the campground
amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs and be ready to have a
great time! You'll also have the chance to hear about and
sign up for a few of Saturday's Forest Fest tours. Rain
Location, Visitor Center.
* EARLY MORNING HIKE, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Meet retired DNR
forester Bill Botti at the Visitor Center to explore the
forest history and ecology of forests here at Hartwick Pines
* MOTOR TOUR, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Discover the Park's forest
history and ecology by vehicle. Meet Bill Botti at the
* FORESTRY DEMONSTRATIONS, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. Ever
wonder how foresters tell the height and age of a tree
without cutting it down? Or how they estimate the number and
types of trees on hundreds of acres? If so, join DNR
foresters Larry Carter and Lori Vaughn as they demonstrate
their tools of the trade. Learn how to navigate through the
woods with a compass and aerial photos. See how foresters
measure the height of a tree using a clinometer and age a
tree using an increment borer. See how maps are developed
using a hand held GPS unit and satellite imagery. Feel free
to ask questions regarding tree ID and natural resource
management activities. Demonstrations are approximately 30
minutes in length.
* CHILDREN'S GAMES, 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. "How Many Bears Live
in This Forest? 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. "Oh Deer"
* WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT, 11:30, 1:30 & 2:30 Join
DNR Wildfire Fighters Jack Money and Dan Jones as they
demonstrate operation of various fire equipment especially
developed in Michigan to combat wildland fires. Watch them
as they lay a foam line, demonstrate personal safety
equipment and discuss ways to keep your home safe from fire.
Crawl into an emergency fire shelter and visit with Smokey
at the Logging Museum area.
* FORESTRY HISTORY TOUR, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Bill Botti will
offer a forest history tour of the surrounding area. Meet at
the Contact Station and then carpool to points of interest
outside the park highlighting Michigan's forestry
* BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. Join us in the auditorium at
the Visitor Center for a presentation featuring live
raptors. Brian Baker, from SEE North, Northern Michigan's
Environmental Education Center, presents Northwings, an
informative program detailing the adaptations and natural
history of some of Michigan's predatory birds including the
Great Horned owl and also the Barn Owl.
* HISTORY OF THE CCC AT HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK, 9:30 p.m.
Evening program in the campground amphitheater, lasting
approximately 45 minutes. We will learn about this New Deal
program and how it has benefited Hartwick Pines State Park.
Throughout the Day:
* Free Trees! - Containerized Red Pines at the visitor
center while supplies last
* Free Posters! On a number of different Michigan
ecosystems, while supplies last.
* Explore the VC lobby and view a number of interesting
* Concession lunch provided at the Visitor Center from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Grayling Lioness Club.
* Video Extravaganza featuring a variety of forest videos
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
* Children's Activities: Meet in the "Children's activities
room" in the Visitor Center to build a Pinecone Critter.
This activity will alternate through the day with scheduled
story hours. For more information check at the Visitor
A State Park Motor Vehicle Permit is required for entry into
the park ($4 for a one-day permit, or $20 for the annual
permit good at any state park.) For more information, call
Ann Stephens, 517-348-7068
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