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Summer Lecture Series Day Pass 6/23: Nature and Recreation in Michigan: The Huron-Clinton Metroparks: Southeastern Michigan Gems
With 13 parks and nearly 25,000 acres of woods, water and recreational facilities, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks are one of the nation’s premier regional park systems. Located along the Huron and Clinton Rivers in five counties, the Metroparks represent a greenbelt encompassing the Detroit metropolitan area … and providing a natural oasis for more than 7 million visitors each year. In the Metroparks, you can picnic, fish, swim, boat, hike, bike, golf, cross-country ski, sled, snowshoe, and, in general, convene with nature. This lecture will describe the Metroparks via photos and videos, review their history, and also discuss major initiatives including diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Amy McMillan is Director of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Amy is a double alumna of Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in recreation and parks administration as well as a Master of Science in administration. She previously served as Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Ypsilanti, and Director of the Genesee County Parks. At Genesee, she led the Flint Riverfront Restoration Project (rehabilitating the Flint River through downtown). At the Metroparks, she has focused on building a stronger relationship with the City of Detroit, and implementing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative to create a Metroparks that better reflects the metropolitan community it serves. Artina Carter is the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and a Lecturer at the University of Michigan-Flint. She has a BA in History from the University of Michigan-Flint and an MBA from the Baker Center for Graduate Studies. Previously, she held administrative positions at the YWCA of Greater Flint, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Leader Alum, a proud Beecher Buccaneer, and an active member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Flint.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Summer Lecture Series
Date(s) : 06/23/2022
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location : Online
Fee : $5.00
Event Status : COMPLETED