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About Us 2017-03-23T13:11:43+00:00

MiOFO

MiOFO has cooperative partnerships

MiOFO is a cooperative partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Center, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Passing Along The Heritage Foundation, Safari Club International Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and more.

The mission of MiOFO is to provide improved outdoor recreation opportunities for wounded veterans and individuals with health challenges; and, to coordinate a support network that facilitates their recovery through connecting with nature.

MiOFO will focus initial efforts on DNR-managed Sharonville State Game Area. The properties are near several population centers: Ann Arbor, Jackson, Lansing, and Detroit.

  • Veterans
  • Partners
  • and Volunteers will assist with habitat development projects to give a sense of accomplishment, pride, and ownership for the area.

PROJECTS UNDERWAY

Several projects are underway at Sharonville State Game Area including: a facilitated hunting area with accessible trails and spurs for hunting pads and blinds, rustic trails for use with field grade mobility devices, an accessible canoe launch on River Raisin, and several habitat projects to provide food and cover for wildlife and enhanced outdoor experiences for visitors.

Sharonville State Game area supports diverse habitats that include River Raisin frontage, small lakes, wetlands, wooded areas and open fields.

MiOFO is a cooperative partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eisenhower Center, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Passing Along The Heritage Foundation, Safari Club International Foundation, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and more.

FEATURED GAME SPECIES

Featured game species at the Sharonville State Game area include wild turkey, pheasant, cottontail rabbit, ruffed grouse, woodcock, fox squirrel and white-tailed deer. Rare non-game species include the Indiana bat, dickcissel, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow, eastern box turtle, tamarack tree cricket and more.

The availability of this unequalled, publically accessible center for barrier-free outdoor experiences is expected to draw numerous outdoorspeople to the area, providing an economic boost to nearby businesses and facilities.

Sharonville State Game area supports diverse habitats that include River Raisin frontage, small lakes, wetlands, wooded areas and open fields.

MEET THE TEAM

Our team of veterans, partners, and volunteers will assist you on your adventure!

Thomas Jones

President & Founder

My name is Tom Jones, I am 34 years old.  I am a combat Veteran of the 101st Airborne Division “Air Assault”  I served two tours to Iraq.  2003-2004, 2005-2006.  Today I am the Project Coordinator of Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors, which is a collaborative of affiliates that strive to reintegrate disabled Veterans and others with health challenges back into nature.

The State of Michigan DNR being my biggest partner, allows me to have access to public land across the state. I host many events, and am proud of what I am able to still provide on this great mission.  I fought for my fellow service members to get inside the wire everyday for two years, but I also fought for everyone in this country.  I can not begin to tell you how rewarding it is to be there witness to someone’s first trip back to nature.  With the amenities I have, it really breaks down barriers.  I have Action Track Chairs and accessible blinds around the 4,600 Sharonville state game area.

OUR PARTNERS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best in MiOFO Adventures

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PROMISE

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your adventure perfect.