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DNR Survey and Another Park

The Michigan DNR is currently conducting a survey of everyone interested in the state parks, recreation areas, and forests.  If you live in, or regularly visit, Michigan, please take ten minutes to complete this anonymous survey.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DNRstrategicplan

In other news, we’re finally working on putting together the Highland Recreation Area app.  For most parks, we take a long time to get the data, then put together the app relatively quickly.  We’ve actually had the data for this park for much longer.  Before Exploration Guides even existed, in fact.  The problem is there’s so much data we have to filter it to get rid of the stuff that either you probably don’t care about, or locations of sites that are so fragile or sensitive that’s not safe to share.

There’s so much data for Highland because, mixed into, and largely hidden within the park, you find the ruins of Edsel Ford’s Haven Hill Estate.  What we’re planning now is a park app much like our other apps, then, later, a separate app focusing on the ruins of Haven Hill.  No final decision yet, but this may become our first app with embedded video.

Finally, IT’S SPRING!  Yes, it’s finally warmed up out there in Michigan.  It’s pretty wet, but temperatures have been into the 60’s as often as not, and the sun does come out occasionally.  You may find a muddy trail now and then, but don’t let that stop you.  Go out exploring!

 

March 13, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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