Clean Forest in your Computer??
Our webpage is LIVE! Go to www.cleanforests.org to learn everything you ever
wanted to know about Adopt-a-Forest. A few highlights: >photos of
volunteers in action >complete Adopt-a-Forest Guide including before,
during, and after suggestions for your cleanup >Interactive forms such
as progress reports and report a trash site >Trash Team contacts >sponsors
page, and >much, much more.
Take a look and send us suggestions. Does your group have a web page we can link to? Do you want to link us from your home page? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michigan Forest Resource Alliance has joined our Coalition! MFRA, a non-profit organization dedicated to forestry education, has agreed to accept donations for the Michigan Coalition for Clean Forests. We will also be linking to each others webpages. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, make the check payable to: MFRAAdopt-a-Forest, and send it to: MFRA, PO Box 388, Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920.
TAKE A GRILL PILL
Effective April 1, 2002,
Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders are required to have an overfill protection device (OPD) in order to be legally filled in Michigan.
This includes propane tanks from outdoor grills, trailers, RVs, etc. Are your tanks already retrofitted? If so, the valve handle is triangle shaped, not round.
If not, you can have your tank refurbished or recycled at most propane dealers. For a partial listing, go to www.mipga.org and check under "Members." Kits are also available at most major department stores for you do-it-yourself-ers.
A few volunteers have found old tanks during public land cleanups. Calls to the local propane dealer allowed for proper recycling. One dealer even paid a finders fee!
Abandoned propane tanks may indicate a meth lab. If items you find on public land look suspicious, avoid contact with them and call the local authorities.
DTE Energy employees and their families joined the DTE Energy
Green Team on Saturday, July 13th to represent their company in the DTE Energy
Cherry Royale Parade, part of the National Cherry Festival week in Traverse City.
People from all over the world send St. Judes Ranch their used
greeting cards. The children precision-cut the card fronts and glue them to pre-printed
card stock. They receive fifteen cents per card, which is divided between their savings
and college fund and used to pay for special group outings. The program has been in place
for more than thirty years. Send the front panels of used greeting cards to:
To discover other ways to re-use greeting cards,log on to:www.makestuff.com/recycling/greeting_cards.html