Michigan Snowmobile and ORV Association
will once again take some of our MI Legislators out for
a ride on a snowmobiles.
You know how important all motorized recreation is to us!
Our legislators need to know too!
Help us to help yourself!
The ride will take place on February 21, 2020.
This ride will allow us to educate them not only of the beauty of our winter trail system but show them the economic impact of snowmobiling to help us further positive legislation.
The great news is we have lots of enthusiasm for the ride, from the current leadership of the house and senate!
We need your help to create a successful event! We are in need of donations to help keep our budget in tact. As you are aware this ride takes a good deal of funding to put a ride together. Michigan Snowmobile and ORV volunteers give their time and cover their expenses however there is fuel in the sleds as well as meals that we get much help from our lobbyists who are there to help and cover some expenses but there is still a gap. So if you have a few bucks you would like to help with please mail your donation to 4543 Division Ave S Wyoming MI 49548.
What better way to generate the enthusiasm to help our recreation than to put them on a snowmobile!
There are many issues and changes threatening our recreation and trails. We need to educate our legislators to the facts facing motorized recreation today!
These issues will require help from our Legislators to be resolved ….
- It is our understanding that there is a committee formed,conducting meetings with DNR members and commercial members that handle preprinted permits. That committee and the DNR wants to do away with all the preprinted trail permits this upcoming season. MISORVA and the agents sold over 50,000 preprinted permits. Our customers and riders have let us know they do not want to apply a Point Of Sale permit to their beautiful shiny sled.
**CORRECTION** In communication with Ron Olson – Chief, Parks & Recreation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
MISORVA has been assured that the removal of the preprinted permits will not come to fruition.
Mr. Olson has personally assured President Jim Kelts that this is not in the plan of the DNR.
- The draft DNR Director’s Order needs to be refined to accommodate both ORV and Snowmobiles needs. This was presented in a SAW meeting and we have heard nothing since. MISORVA opposed the first draft as the plan would have severely cut the riding season for the ORV community. There needs to be caveats added in the event of low or no snow, shortened snowmobile seasons and so on.
Ron Olson – Chief, Parks & Recreation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has also assured us that the
original Draft Land Use Directors Order that was presented at the SAW meeting in October 2019 by DNR staff
will not be signed and put into action without more conversation and research.
- The communication from our DNR is lacking at best, the new MAGG program for reporting the grooming has many of our volunteer grant sponsors beyond frustrated! The demands the DNR is asking of our volunteers has many wondering if it’s time to throw in the towel!
These are the focus topics that will be discussed at this years event!
Each item is a top priority to motorized recreation and will demand the attention of our Legislators to get resolved quickly.
We need their help!
We must stand together to explain to them that our state loves our recreation!
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