Kim Fix, Community Outreach and Marketing Coordinator for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, was the guest speaker at the Wednesday, Feb. 7, evening meeting of Grosse Pointe Rotary at The War Memorial. She was greeted by immediate Past President Ted Everingham, who officiated the meeting in President John Maliszewski's absence.
According to the authority's Mission Statement:  The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, a regional park system created in 1940 by the citizens of Southeast Michigan, provides excellent recreational and educational opportunities while serving as stewards of the its natural resources.  Our efforts are guided by the belief that the use of parks and exposure to natural environments enhance society’s health and quality of life.   There are 13 locations, covering 25,000 acres, over the 5 counties.  The parks serve over 7 million people a year and all of them provide outdoor winter (cross country skiing, skating) and summer (bike/walking trails, golf) activities.  Each is unique and provide different activities, such as, there is a zip line at Stony Creek.  Along with enjoying nature, the parks have an interpretive department that offers historical, natural, and cultural events, as well as educational programs. The parks are open 365 days/year with an annual membership costing $35.  Daily passes are $10.  To learn more, please visit:
Photo by George R. McMullen Jr.