Saturday, May 11, 2013

SWAT to use property for training on May 17, 12:00 to 4:00 pm

On May 17th from noon to 4 pm, police officers and SWAT agents will be in the Stinchfield Woods running drills and undergoing search-and-rescue training. They will not be using firearms but will be in uniform with full gear. Through an agreement with University of Michigan, law enforcement agencies periodically use the property to simulate search and rescue scenarios and practice emergency response protocols in a wooded environment. So, don't be alarmed if you see officers in SWAT uniforms in Stinchfield on this date. The training is designed to be very realistic, but it is only a drill!! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Visual Aid

I created an image of the trail map where I compartmentalized the trails into numbered sections. I thought this might aid visitors in submitting suggestions to the caretaker about where trail work is needed or help in identifying the general location of areas of concern (for example, "there is a tree down on the westernmost trail in section 5"). Let me know what you think.