“Day at the Lake,” an accessibility event focused on outdoor recreation and honoring America’s veterans, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Clear Lake Education Center near Manistique.
The public is invited to attend this event to learn more about the adaptive equipment used to make Michigan’s great outdoors accessible to people of all abilities. The event will incorporate equipment demonstrations and hands-on activities that utilize the recreational facilities at Clear Lake Education Center and the Manistique Gun & Rifle Club.
Activities featured at “Day at the Lake” include target shooting, archery, kayaking, handcycling and fishing. Participants of all abilities are welcome to test out the adaptive equipment for themselves under guidance from trained instructors.
“Day at the Lake is a unique opportunity for members of the public to visit with our veterans and their families while learning how adaptive equipment makes outdoor recreation accessible to people of all abilities,” said Sarah Peura, program director at Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL). “We invite the general public to come out to support veterans and accessible outdoor recreation at this annual event.”
Cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 21. To register, or for more information, contact Sarah Peura at 800-379-7245 or download the registration form at www.upsail.com/events.php. Please note that to fish, participants must have a valid fishing license in their possession. More information on where to buy a Michigan fishing license is available at www.michigan.gov/fishing.
Organizations and agencies partnering with SAIL to present “Day at the Lake” include the Department of Natural Resources, Clear Lake Education Center, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, the Great Lakes Sports and Recreation Club, Manistique Gun & Rifle Club, Bays de Noc chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation, U.S. Forest Service and the National Parks Service.
“We are excited about this opportunity to help showcase the adaptive options available that allow greater accessibility to outdoor recreation in Michigan,” said Stacy Welling, Department of Natural Resources Upper Peninsula Regional Coordinator.
For more information about accessibility opportunities available through the DNR, go online to www.michigan.gov/dnraccessibility.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.