The two dates planned in the Lower Peninsula in 2011 are:
June 11 - “Tips-up for the Troops” at Kensington Metropark and “Accessibility Demo Days.” This event will focus on all areas of recreation and accessible equipment. Contact Rick Briggs at 810-229-5880 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics on the event. To sponsor this event or register as a vendor, contact Daryl Domke at 616-363-2140 or email@example.com. Vendor registration deadline is Tuesday, June 1, 2011. Everyone (including vendors and sponsor) will need to pay the entrance fees at Kensington Metropark ($5 day pass).
Sept. 10 - “DNR Accessibility Demo Day” at the Michigan State University, Demmer Center, East Lansing, MI, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This event will focus on all areas of recreation and accessible equipment. For more information or to sponsor this event or register as a vendor, contact Daryl Domke at 616-363-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Vendors will need to pay the $35 vendor fee to the Demmer Center and complete the Demmer Center vendor application.
Types of adaptive equipment may include but is not limited to:
- Mobility assistive devices for recreation, hunting and fishing; 4 wheel-drive wheelchairs and ATV side by side
- Hand-cycling and biking
- Shooting technology
- Crossbows, modified bows and compound bows (All bows must comply with DNR regulations.)
- Adaptive fishing equipment
- Accessible hunting blinds
- Skiing – water and snow
- Pickup truck and van conversions
- Other adaptive equipment for outdoor recreation
For more information, contact AAC member Daryl Domke at 616-363-2140 or email@example.com. Additional information can be found on the web at www.michigan.gov/dnraccessibility.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.