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NCTA Joins Michigan DNR’s Forest Management Advisory Committee

  For quite some time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been wanting a “trails” voice on their Forest Management Advisory Committee (FMAC). Now, NCTA Regional Trail Coordinator for Michigan, Kenny Wawsczyk, is one of those voices. The FMAC helps the DNR “balance environmental, social and economic issues in managing Michigan’s forest resources.” The […]

Joan and Ted Ludtke: Hike 100 Finishers

  By January 31, 2021, Ted had 100.25 miles and Joan had 131.5. The following story is about the “Lost Boy’s Tree,” provided by the Ted and Joan Ludtke of White Cloud, Michigan.   The evening of May 13th called out for a short, last minute, out-and-back hike on the North Country Trail off of […]

SEEDS Challenge: Partnership Spotlight

  “This challenge is a fun way to help connect all SEEDS staff to the work of EcoCorps and the Trail.” In 2020, SEEDS staff challenged themselves to connect more deeply with locations they’ve worked so hard to better through their work, and to encourage physical activity. EcoCorps Program Director Jennifer Flynn described the challenge: […]