GREAT Annual Clean-up
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 9 AM- 2 PM. Staging area is the CMS Energy Band shell off Cooper St. in Downtown
Jackson. (Map) Parking is available at the adjacent CMS Energy parking garage. Contact us if you bring a canoe (no kayaks). No
need to reserve a boat as GREAT and other canoes will be available. Dress for the weather and to be in or near the water. Gloves, tools, and other equipment will be provided. At conclusion, lunch food provided from various local restaurant vendors. (Flyer). To bring a signed waiver: Adult Minor
The morning of September 9, 2017 started out at 45° and a light breeze warming up to 63° at 1:00 p.m. This weather did not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of our 76 volunteers, which included 9 board members, 1 granddaughter, and 55 from the Junior ROTC Program.Over 10.5 miles of the Grand River was cleaned from the Center Lake Dam to the Portage River with 24 canoes and their 48 paddlers. The 12 cubic yards of trash collected from the Grand River included automobile parts, bikes, clothes, bottles, cans, carpeting, clothes, furniture, glass, highway barrels, plastic, shopping carts, styrofoam, and 12 tires. The tires were picked up and recycled.