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Campers urged to save energy in Michigan parks

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BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Campers are being urged to save energy and be environmentally friendly when staying in Michigan parks.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting campers to participate in its Camp Green pilot program at 10 locations.

The Bay City State Recreation Area in Bay County's Kawkawlin Township is included. State parks involved are Aloha, Cheboygan, Clear Lake, Onaway, Port Crescent, Seven Lakes, Tawas Point, Traverse City and Wilson.

Campers will be asked to pledge to become stewards of Michigan's environment by turning off air conditioning when not "absolutely necessary," using water sparingly, turning off unneeded lights, recycling and properly disposing of gray water and sewage.

The DNR says recreational vehicles' air conditioning is the parks' largest electricity use.

Participants will get a checklist to assess how "green" they are.



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