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Embrace the Fire and the Forest – Pigeon River Discovery Center


Saturday, May 13


9966 Twin Lakes Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795


9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Learn about the power of fire and plant some trees with DNR Pigeon River Country and the Detroit Zoo! This event is being held on the 1-year anniversary of the Blue Lakes Fire which burned 2500 acres, including 900 acres of the Pigeon River Country State Forest. This two-part event starts with a Discovery Center presentation on fire ecology and the Blue Lakes Fire specifically. Then we’ll take a break before driving out to the fire location to plant trees in the afternoon. Participants should expect to be outside for a significant amount of time, conditions may be buggy or sunny.

Expect some lifting and digging during the planting. A reusable water bottle, leather work gloves, snacks, and bug spray are all recommended. This event is rain or shine. We’ll be caravaning to and from the planting site. Contact for more information.

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