On Monday, Sept. 24 2012, a few individuals from Pigeon River and Beyond Backcountry Horsemen of Michigan had the honor of hosting the new DNR Director Keith Creagh. Director Creagh was treated to a trail ride in the Pigeon River Country State Forest (PRCSF) near Vanderbilt, Michigan. He witnessed firsthand the numerous berms and “No Horses” allowed signs in the PRC.
After the ride, Director Creagh, Senators Tom Casperson and John Moolenaar, and Representatives Greg MacMaster and Joel Johnson, along with those who provided the horses, joined a fireside chat to discuss riding issues in the PRCSF and what possibilities were available that could increase tourism for Northern Michigan while showcasing the PRCSF in the PURE MICHIGAN ad campaign.
Blessings were given and a delicious meal was shared by all.
Everyone in attendance had a wonderful day riding and spending time with the new director, and just getting to know him and the legislators who attended.
It was an honor to host the director and we thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to ride with us. We are very optimistic with the openess of this director. We look forward to working closely with him and his staff in the future.
We would like to thank Representative Joel Johnson for arranging the outing which was in keeping with the Governor’s proclamation for promoting Michigan Trails Week.
Director Creagh horseback Riding in The Pigeon River Country State Forest
One of the many berms and No Horseback riding signs in the Pigeon River Country State Forest
President Norm Seppi , Director Creagh , Legislative Liaison Dick Kleinhardt
Dick Kleinhardt presenting Director Creagh with a book highlighting
the beauty of the PRC made by Charlotte Prochazka.