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Wetzel SRA 17th Annual Cleanup is April 26

April 2014

Dear <<First Name>>
Wow! 17 years of cleanups!
Did you know that Friends' volunteers have removed over 150 tons (yes TONS) of trash and debris from Wetzel SRA in the past 16 years?  And that about 40% of that came in the very first cleanup when we removed 6 cars from the park?  That's amazing and I want to thank each and every one who has volunteered.  You are the backbone of what we do and we truly appreciate you!  Give yourself a high five and a pat on the back. Or, better yet...
...Join us for the 17th Annual Wetzel SRA Cleanup!
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00AM at the end of 27 Mile Rd west of Werderman Rd.  We meet in the parking lot near the trail head at the gate to the Radio Control Club of Detroit Flying Field.  Click here for a map.
Coffee and donuts while they last.   Lunch for ALL volunteers at Gilbert's Sportman's Club on the Omo Road side of the park.  Directions will be available.  All young participants will receive a Stewardship Certificate for their help.
If you need directions or information about the cleanup, Friends or Wetzel SRA please email me at or call (586) 254-2493 or (586) 598-8018.
See you next Saturday!
Friends of WC Wetzel State Park 

120 attended the Tenth Annual Spaghetti Dinner on March 29.  This photo was taken 10 minutes after the doors officially opened at 6:00pm and already the line for food is wrapped around the room.  It was a great time with a great group of people! Many thanks to all who attended and donated.  A heartfelt salute to the volunteers who stepped up that night! You are all fabulous and we thank you!

Friends of WC Wetzel State Park is planning an outdoor education classroom pavilion at Wetzel State Recreation Area in Macomb County Michigan.  We already have a State approved WIP for the project and are currently working on design and plans.
During the past 6 years Friends has brought more than five hundred 4th grade students, boy and girl scouts to the park for field trips geared toward nature, environmental and resource stewardship education. 
Once we reach our fundraising goal we will seek a matching grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.  Friends will provide much of the labor for construction making donation and grant monies go further.
To donate, click the link at the top of this newsletter "Outdoor Classroom Fund".
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