Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region is highlighting Ecotourism in the seven county Region which includes Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair and Tuscola counties.
Ecotourism can be defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015).
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 there will be an Ecotourism Symposium at The Willows Ecology Center at Chatfield School in Lapeer. Participants will hear from energetic speakers and learn about how to promote and develop ecotourism sites and events that will attract visitors and get locals excited about conservation. The day-long Symposium is open to all and the cost is $20, which includes breakfast, lunch, an I-69 Thumb Region water bottle and optional guided paddle on beautiful Farmers Creek.
To register, or if you have questions, please click the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWH57VX or call the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission at 810.257.3010.
Anna Pinter, Planner III
GLS Region V
1101 Beach Street, Room 223
Flint, MI 48502