With all of the FOHRA summer activities taking up so much of the spotlight I forgot to give a big push to the new "Recreation Passport" program from the MDNRE. It began on October 1, 2010. The new Michigan State parks program will cost you just $10 each year and replace the window sticker system. Visit http://www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport for more information. The registration renewal for our family vehicle just came in the mail the other day, and sure enough, there's a simple little check box that will confirm our desire to purchase the passport for just $10.00 per vehicle until the next registration of that same car next year. When the new sticker arrives for the vehicle it will be marked for access to any Michigan State Park. Nice! The passport even covers boat launch fees.