2011 GREAT Dates

Special Events:

March 20th (Sun.) 12 Noon to 8:30 PM
Michigan Theatre, (124 N. Mechanic St, Jackson)
Reel Paddling Film Festival Paddling and Water Environment
Film Fest, jointly sponsored
by Quiet World Sports LLC and GREAT

$12 Advance purchase (517 879-8981); $15 at the door

March 23rd (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Darylís Downtown, (151 W. Michigan Ave, Jackson)
Light Dinner $12.00 Charge; Food 6:30 PM. meeting begins 7:00 PM
Attendees, must RSVP: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org by Monday, March 21st


April 30th (Sat.) 1:00-4:00 PM
JAOC Earth Day

Sparks Foundation Park (Cascades)
Enjoy the booths and activities
of many local outdoor and environmental orgnaization's.
Paddle GREAT boats in the park's lagoons

Adopt-A-Stream Dates
Winter 2012 Stonefly Hunt, Saturday, January 28th: Details

Paddle Events:

Meet at Put-in locations at listed time. . 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 and clean-up 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 17th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Ella Sharp Park (Maplewood Drive, off Probert Rd.) to CMS Energy Headquarters (Cooper St.)
Trip: Attributes Maps: Put-in & Take-out

May 22nd (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
US 127 (near Reed Rd.) to Vandercook Lake Park (Floyd Av.)
Trip: Attributes Maps: Put-in & Take-out

June 12th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Stony Lake
31 Herdale Pl (off N. Stony Lake Rd near Napoleon, MI.)
Trip: Attributes & Map

July 17th (Sun.) 12 Noon
North Branch Kalamazoo River
King Rd. to Hannah St in Albion
Trip: Attributes & Map

August 21st (Sun.) 12 Noon
South Kalamazoo River
Goose Lake Rd. to Twin Pines Campground
(Wheeler Rd., off Folks Rd.)
Trip: Attributes & Map

September 10th (Sat.) 9 AM to 2 PM
Annual Grand River Clean-up
Grand River Clean-up CMS Energy Band shell off Cooper St. in Downtown Jackson. Feel free to bring your own canoe, but no kayaks. No need to reserve a boat as GREAT canoes will be available. Lunch provided Green Park (Lansing Avenue)

October 16th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Joint Trip GREAT hosts Dahlem Nature Center
Tompkins DNR access site (Tompkins Rd, north of village) to Baldwin County Park (Onondaga Rd.) Picnic at park.
Food provided with no charges.
Trip: Attributes & Map

Printable pdf of GREAT 2011 Dates

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2007 Calendar & Trip Maps

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