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Almost 30 attend Odyssey Tour of Rizor

By webmaster - Posted on Apr 17, 2012

Almost 30 people from the Parshallville area hiked the Rizor Sanctuary on April 17, 2012 as part of the MNA's Odyssey Tour.

On Tuesday, April 17, representatives from the Michigan Nature Association (MNA) visited the Rizor Sanctuary in Parshallville as part of thier Odyssey Tour. The Rizor Sanctuary was one of 20 properties showcased on the tour which spans all of  Michigan.

Almost 30 people attended the event which included a tour of the Sanctuary. See Photo Gallery. Leading the tour was our Steward, Larry Detter. Long-time resident Bill McEachern also provided insightful facts about the Sanctuary's history as well as some botanical facts about the plant life.

Thanks to all who participated -- and a special thanks to the Michigan Nature Association for helping organize the event.


Fun Fact

"Dogpatch" was once a nickname for Parshallville. People would come to drop off their unwanted dogs, creating a population of strays. The name was a reference to the satirical comic strip Li'l Abner that appeared in newspapers from 1934-1977 featuring colorful citizens of fictional Dogpatch, Kentucky, set in the Appalachian hills.