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The Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council

The Game of Logging
A Timber Harvesting Safety Training Opportunity to Promote Urban Waste Wood
Utilization in Michigan

Given by: Ken Lallemont

When:  September 21-22, October 22, & December 2, 2004

Where:  Cabela's in Dundee, MI

Registration fee is $100.   Please register by September 17.

For a brochure and registration information, please visit:



This training program is one component of the RC&D Council's efforts to
implement an Ash Utilization Options Grant from the USDA Forest Service
Economic Action Program.  With the support of this funding, the RC&D Council
plans to address the Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Southeast Michigan in
a positive way.  Through a series of demonstration projects, training
sessions, and inventory efforts, the Council will show the potential
benefits of processing the large quantities of woody material created by the
EAB's devastation of local ash trees into a variety of value-added products.
This project will ideally create an infrastructure to support future
recycling of all urban wood waste in the region, thereby reducing the burden
on local landfills, creating a new market for quality wood products, and
supplying an additional source of revenue to Southeast Michigan.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Simons
Natural Resources Specialist
Southeast Michigan
Resource Conservation & Development Council
7203 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506
Phone: (734)761-6722 X 105
Fax: (734)662-1686
Web: www.semircd.org 

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