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Rail Trail Wellness Connection Day, Sept. 21, highlights fun and fitness resources in Oceana County

Contact: Elissa Dennert, 989-313-0000 or Ed Golder, 517-335-3014
Agency: Natural ResourcesSept. 11, 2013

Get out your bicycles and lace up those walking shoes - this fall, the Oceana Healthy Life Styles Group, in partnership with Michigan Department of Natural Resources and District Health Department #10 will host the Rail Trail Wellness Connection Day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Rail Trail in Oceana County.

This free expo, focusing on health and wellness awareness in Oceana County, will include healthy cooking demonstrations from culinary educator Chad Wilde featuring local Michigan produce; a healthy grocery shopping class; and blood pressure and diabetic screenings from Mercy Health Lakeshore and Oceana County EMS.

Visitors will also learn about opportunities for getting in shape, such as those offered at Lakeside Family Fitness and Wellness Center.

The Rail Trail Wellness Connection Day expo will take place between the Polk Road trailhead and the Hart Commons on the corner of Main Street and Tyler Road. Participants may start the expo on either end of the trail. Parking is available at John Gurney Park, downtown, and at the Polk Road trailhead.

Families are encouraged to take a bike ride on the trail to celebrate the upcoming Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 21-28; learn about healthy living and get started by purchasing some locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Shelby Farmers Market (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), or learn how milk and cheese are made at Country Dairy.

Additional sponsors of this event include the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Gerber, Oceana County MSU Extension, and the official water sponsor, Ice Mountain.

The Rail Trail Wellness Connection Day is a great opportunity for area residents to get outside with friends and family and learn about community resources. Everyone is invited to come out to the trail and take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Anyone interested in participating in the expo or seeking more information about the event should call 989-313-0000 or email [email protected].

See a Rail Trail Wellness Connection Day map (red areas on the map indicate parking).

The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for residents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. By checking "YES" for the $11 Recreation Passport ($5 for motorcycles) when renewing a license plate through the Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at www.expresssos.com or at branch offices), Michigan motorists get access to state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, nonmotorized state trailhead parking and state boat launches. In addition, Recreation Passport holders can enjoy real savings at businesses and retailers that participate in the Passport Perks discount program. The Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate renewal date. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($30.50 annual; $8.40 daily) at any state park or recreation area or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore.

Learn more about this creative way of sustaining Michigan's outdoor recreation and natural resources at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport. For information on Passport Perks shopping discounts or how businesses and retailers can enroll in the program, visit www.michigan.gov/passportperks.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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