Michigan Conservation Trail
Long recognized as a national and even international conservation leader, Michigan must commemorate and promote knowledge of its conservation history, making it vivid and meaningful to the state’s citizens and visiting tourists. To that end, the Michigan Environmental Council, in partnership with the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries, launched the Michigan Conservation Trail project in 2006.
The project emphasizes three themes: citizen activism, Michigan’s special place globally, and bold leadership. When complete, it will include numerous markers throughout the state illustrating key landmarks and turning points in the state’s conservation history, along with associated educational materials.
The first marker, commemorating the recovery of the Detroit River from pollution and habitat loss, was dedicated in September 2007.
For more information, see The Michigan Conservation Trail: A Trip through Time and Place in the Protection of Michigan’s Majesty.