Michigan Cares for Tourism
Michigan Cares for Tourism (MC4T) is a volunteer partnership with the tourism industry that coordinates vital volunteer clean up events at treasured Michigan historic attractions each year in need of revitalization. To date, Michigan Cares has engaged over 2,930 tourism industry professionals to volunteer their time and talents to help restore eight of Michigan’s historic attractions. These efforts combined to provide in excess of $750,000 in labor and supply savings for Waterloo Recreation Area's Historic Mill Lake (2013), Belle Isle Park (2014), Sturgeon Point Lighthouse (2015), Fayette Historic State Park (2015), The Felt Estate (2016), Civilian Conservation Corps Museum and Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center (2017), Fort Wilkins Historic State Park (2018), and Leelanau State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (2019).
MC4T has been recognized with the 2018 Pure Award, the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration, and the 2014 President's Award for a statewide organization by the National Association of State Park Directors.