I want to tell you about a very helpful DNR woman that I just had the pleasure of speaking with.
First, you know that I've been telling you how badly camping has been this week, the rumors we are hearing from people, cancellations, etc. I spoke with Les Homan, DNR about our concern and asked if there was anything else the DNR could do to assist. He was kind enough to refer our conversation to Ada who is an Information Officer at the DNR field office. She is working from 7 a.m. to at least 11 p.m. I'm not sure what all her job entails, but I know she has to be busy because there is a LOT of info to be distributed via the various means.
Ada called me a while ago and we had a very informative conversation. I told her all that we had been experiencing, etc. She told me that if I had ANYONE who had ANY concerns whatso ever to contact her personally at the DNR Field office. She even went one step further and OFFERED TO CALL THE LAST GROUP OF CANCELLATIONS THAT WE HAD IN AN EFFORT TO EASE THEIR MINDS! Now, how is that for caring about the community! She has called me back a couple of times since then telling me that she has been unable to reach this party and she asked if I had an email address that I could give her. If she cannot reach the party by phone, she will email them! Even though this might not help the situation, it is the thought that this person was willing to go this extra mile to help!
And for your information, if any of you would feel more comfortable talking directly to the DNR instead of relying on the information that I GET from the DNR and then publish for you, you can call Ada at 1-906-293-3293 and her extension is 4742. She said that if she is not available to please press 0. I do ask though, that you don't bombarde her with "frivilous" questions. She's got a big job to do and so I was very touched that she is going this extra 5 miles for Dan and I.
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