Take Action to Protect Belle Isle Park

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Commission (NRC)


The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) shall be responsible for Department of Natural Resources policy which influences department priorities, methods of operation, or the manner in which programs relate to the citizens of the state of Michigan.


http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-65134_65145---,00.html


Vicki J. Pontz, Chair, NRC

Cheryl Nelson, Executive Assistant to the NRC

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Executive Division
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 4899

Phone: 517.373.9125

E-mail: NRC@michigan.gov


Michigan Department of Natural Resources


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. The DNR strives to: Protect natural and cultural resources; Ensure sustainable recreation use and enjoyment; Enable strong natural resource-based economies; Improve and build strong relationships and partnerships; Foster effective business practices and good governance.

Keith Creagh, Director

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Executive Division
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517.284.6367

E-mail: DNR-Director@michigan.gov


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Division


The Michigan DNR Parks and Recreation Division’s mission is to acquire, protect, and

preserve the natural and cultural features of Michigan’s unique resources,

and to provide access to land and water based public recreation and

educational opportunities.


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Division - Continued


Ron Olson, Chief

DNR Parks and Recreation Division

P.O. Box 30257

Lansing, MI 48909-7757
Phone: 517.284.7275; 517.284.6135

E-mail: olsonr@michigan.gov

Scott Pratt

Co-Chief-Operations Section

Southeastern Field Coordinator

DNR Parks and Recreation Division

Phone: 313.396.6870

E-mail: PrattS@michigan.gov


Mike Terrell

Parks & Recreation Manager

Metro Detroit District

Field Operations Section

Phone: 313.396.6865

E-mail: TerrellM1@michigan.gov


Amanda Hertl

Urban Area Field Planner

Landscape Designer – A

DNR Parks & Recreation Division

Phone: 844.622.6367

E-mail: HertlA@michigan.gov


Karis Floyd

Belle Isle Park Supervisor

DNR Parks & Recreation Division

Phone: 313.821.9844

E-mail: FLOYDK@michigan.gov


Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee (MSPAC)


The Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee (MSPAC) is a subcommittee of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC), serving as a citizen's advisory committee to the NRC and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on all Michigan state park-related issues.


Check this website for meeting dates, agendas, minutes and other information about MSPAC.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-65134_65148---,00.html


Louise Klarr, Chair MSPAC

E-mail: gunnlou@aol.com


For those who would like to address the MSPAC on any park-related issue, please contact:

 

Renee K. Parker
Executive Assistant to Ronald A. Olson
Chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division and the
Michigan State Parks Advisory Committee
P.O. Box 30257
Lansing, MI 48909-7757
Phone: 517-284-6135
Fax: 517-241-2273
E-mail: parkerr3@michigan.gov



DNR Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee (BIPAC)


The DNR Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee advises the state on implementation of improvements, master planning and public safety for Belle Isle Park. The committee consists of three representatives appointed by the governor; one representative appointed by Detroit City Council; two representatives appointed by the mayor of the city; and one representative to serve as chair jointly appointed by the governor and mayor.


Check this website for meeting dates, agendas, minutes, committee members and other information about BIPAC. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-65134_67332---,00.html


Michele Hodges, Chair, BIPAC

See below - Belle Isle Conservancy

 

Belle Isle Conservancy (BIC)


The Belle Isle Conservancy is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a 19-member board of directors, with ex-officio seats for representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the City of Detroit, and the Belle Isle Conservancy's Emerging Patrons Council. The Belle Isle Conservancy's mission is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park for the enjoyment of all – now and forever. 


Check this website for information on events, board members and other information about BIC. http://www.belleisleconservancy.org/


Sarah Earley, Chair of the Board of Directors BIC

Belle Isle Conservancy

300 River Place Dr., Ste. 2800

Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313.331.7760

Email: hodgesm@belleisleconservancy.org

 

Michele Hodges, President BIC

Belle Isle Conservancy

300 River Place Dr., Ste. 2800

Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313.331.7760

Email: hodgesm@belleisleconservancy.org


Detroit Grand Prix


The Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear is a 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. It claims to promote the revitalization of economically depressed areas of the city of Detroit by conducting motor vehicle racing events to raise funds for the preservation and improvement of Belle Isle Park


Check this website for information on events and other information about the Grand Prix. http://www.detroitgp.com/


Claude “Bud” H. Denker

President Penske Corporation, Inc.

Chair, Detroit Grand Prix, Inc.

600 Renaissance Center, Suite 1740

Detroit, MI 48243

Phone: 313.  566.8250
Email: info@detroitgp.com



Belle Isle Still Owned by the City of Detroit

Belle Isle, a 982-acre island, officially became a state park on February 10, 2014. Under a 30-year lease agreement signed by the City of Detroit, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the island park, while the City maintains ownership of the park. So the City is the DNR’s landlord.

The DNR’s mission says they are committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.

Detroit City Council Members

Mailing Address:

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

Suite 1340
2 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

 E-mail Addresses:

DISTRICT

At-Large

COUNCIL MEMBER

 Brenda Jones,  President

E-MAIL ADDRESS

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At-Large

 

Janeé Ayers

                                councilmemberayers@detroitmi.gov

 

District 1

 

James Tate

                                  councilmembertate@detroitmi.gov

 

District 2

 

Roy McCalister, Jr.

                      councilmemberMcMalister@detroitmi.gov

 

District 3

 

Scott Benson   

                                                   BensonS@detroitmi.gov

 

District 4

 

André L. Spivey

                                   CouncilmanSpivey@detroitmi.gov

 

District 5

 

Mary Sheffield

                        CouncilMemberSheffield@detroitmi.gov

 

District 6

 

Raquel Castañeda- Lopez

                            councilmemberraquel@detroitmi.gov

 

District 7

 

Gabe Leland

                                                  LelandG@detroitmi.gov