Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Taking Action – The Path Ahead
Michigan’s public land and facilities are places for communities to gather and for people to exercise their bodies and minds. However, we recognize that these places can not serve their full duty if access is not equitable and representation is not diverse. Diversity in the outdoors goes beyond increasing user diversity, it starts with diversifying decision-makers, funders, stewards, and programmers. We are committed to identifying these barriers to access no matter race, religion, sexual identity and orientation, age, or physical ability.
Since 2017, MTGA, Heart of the Lakes, and Michigan Recreation & Park Association have coordinated our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Together, we represent over 2,000 organizations offering recreation services, maintaining trails and public spaces, and protecting farmland, wetlands, and shoreline.