2008 GREAT Dates

Special Events

March 19th, Wednesday
Annual Meeting

6:30 PM Daryl’s Downtown $10.00 light food attendees must RSVP: 517-416-4234 or grand@great-mi.org)
Meeting begins 7:00 PM dessert and coffee/tea provided
Paul Rentschler will speak on Adopt A River program of the UGRIP grant

April 20th, Sunday
Earth Day
1:00- 4:00 PM Cascades Park
GREAT's fleet of canoes and kayaks will be available for the public to paddle in the park lagoons.

September 13th, Saturday
Annual Clean-up
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Meet at CMS Energy Band Shell, downtown Jackson
(Cooper St--formerly Airline Dr.). Lunch provided.

Paddle Outings

Meet at Put-in locations at listed time on Sunday. At the put-in, we create car pools for take-out placements. If needed, Call 517 416-4234 to reserve a GREAT canoe/kayak. Outings cancelled due to weather will be posted on the home page and a phone message (call 517 416-4234). They will be postponed until the following weekend, same time and location. Trip Procedures and Paddling Tips. Waivers must be signed and given to trip leader at put-in: Adult Form; if under18 yrs., Minor Form (also available at put-in)

April 27th, Sunday 12 Noon
Grand River (Jackson County)
Vandercook Lake County Park Access (Floyd Av) to Sharp Park (Maplewood Drive)

May 18th, Sunday 11:30 AM
Joint GREAT-Great Lakes Paddlers trip
Huron River (Washtenaw & Wayne Counties)
Meet 10 AM near Shell Station, Jackson Crossings for caravan.

Lower Metro Park (First Turn-off) to Willow Metro Park (I-275; Chestnut) Required $4.00 Metro pass per vehicle
and picnic: food provided

June 22nd, Sunday 12 Noon
South Kalamazoo River (Jackson County)
Goose Lake Road to Twin Pines Campground (Wheeler Rd) Cookout: food provided

(some might desire to stay at the Campground (517 524-6298) and canoe the day prior or after to Homer)

July13th, Sunday 12 Noon
Grand River (Jackson County)

Downtown Jackson Paddle Grand River
High St (near Cooper) to Monroe St

August 17th, Sunday 12 Noon
“Pedal and Paddle”
Joint GREAT-Great Lakes Paddlers trip

Lime Lake County Park (Jackson County, Teft Rd)
cookout: food provided
Option: early birds bike Falling Waters Trail from Weatherwax Rd 11:00 AM


October 19th, Sunday 12 Noon
Michigan Center chain of lakes,
Grand River origin(Jackson County)

Leoni Twp Park, (Center Lake, 5th St.) to Little Wolf Lake County Park (Wolf Lake Rd)

Printable pdf of GREAT 2008 Dates

2007 Calendar & Trip Maps

2006 Trip Maps

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