Mason, MI (PRWEB) September 6, 2010
The Ingham Conservation Center is holding a Green Space 5K Run/Walk race within the 200 acre Ingham Conservation Center property located at 1032 West Dexter Trail in Mason on Sunday October 10, 2010 at 9:00 am. Proceeds of the race will benefit the ongoing support of the center and grounds.
Runners/Walkers will be privileged to experience the scenic route within the property and experience the natural beauty first hand. Entry fees are $15 per participant prior to September 27 and $25 after. Each participant will receive a White Pine seedling. Eco-friendly prizes will be awarded according to age categories. Pets on a leash are also welcome to participate. Tree and Flower bulb sales will also be available during the event.
The Ingham Conservation District (ICD) is a unique, local unit of government, governed by a locally elected board of directors. The purpose and mission of the ICD is help local residents conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and natural resources. It also serves a critical role in the delivery of Federal conservation programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Ingham Conservation Center (ICC) was formed to act as a steward for the property. Formerly a home for the DNR’s Put-n-Take Pheasant rearing program, the ICC has spent the last several years clearing the old fencing and pens infrastructure. The property is at last ready for public access and this event is the first of many events including Pheasants Forever sponsored Hunter Safety Courses, Barn Party and Deer Hunt Auction. The public is encouraged to come and experience this natural wilderness and support the efforts of the ICC and ICD.
For more information, go to the ICC website, http://www.inghamconservation.com, or call John Snyder at (ICC) 517/676-2290.