Mio Ranger Station opens its doors to the public Saturday, June 9

Contact(s): Susan Blake

The USDA Forest Service, Mio Ranger District invites the public to a free open house this Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with Forest Service program area specialists that manage timber, recreation, wildlife, heritage and fire. These program area specialists will answer questions and provide some hands-on experiences as visitors get a glimpse into what the USDA Forest Service does as stewards of the land.

“It’s important for us to connect with the community and offer insight into how we manage our National Forest lands,” said Mio District Ranger Brad Bolton. “This will be a very special day for all of us, as Forest Supervisor Leslie Auriemmo will be in attendance along with a special guest appearance by Smokey Bear!”

In addition to the open house, National Get Outdoors Day activities on the Mio Ranger District will include a free Kirtland’s Warbler Guided Tour starting at 9 a.m., Kid’s Fishing Day at Mio Pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and fees at most day-use recreation sites will be waived. For detailed information regard fee-free recreation sites contact the Mio Ranger Station.

Please plan to attend this special event on the Huron-Manistee National Forests, Mio Ranger Station, at 107 McKinley Road, Mio, Michigan. For more information and questions please contact Christine Wiser at (989) 826-3252 ext. 3310.