Peek Inside a Bear Den at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 6, 2010
Contact: Bob Wild, 906-885-5206 or Debbie Munson Badini, 906-226-1352
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park visitors will have the chance to peek inside a bear den during an interpretive program offered Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.
The “Stick Your Head in a Bear’s Den” program, led by park interpreter Bob Wild, takes participants on a one-hour, half-mile hike to a real bear den. Hikers will learn about bears, their dens, what they do during the winter months and much more.
To learn more about this program or the 14 other interpretive programs offered each week at the state park, go online to www.michigan.gov/dnrevisitorcenters and click on Wilderness Visitor Center to see a schedule of events.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is located at 33303 Headquarters Rd., Ontonagon, in the western Upper Peninsula. For more information, contact the park at 906-885-5206 or visit its website at www.michigan.gov/porkies.
All state park interpretive programs are free for park visitors. However, all motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a 2010 Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance or online through the Michigan E-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A non-resident annual is $29, and a non-resident daily is $8.
Beginning Oct. 1, the $10 Recreation Passport replaces the state park sticker for access into all state parks, recreation areas and boat launches. To get the Recreation Passport, Michigan residents can check "YES" on their license plate renewal forms. The Recreation Passport also helps preserve forest campgrounds and trails, historic and cultural sites in state parks, and local parks. Where can $10 take you? Visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport for more information.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/dnre.
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