2012 GREAT Dates

Special Events:

March 21st (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 7:00 PM
Attendees, must RSVP: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org by Monday, March 19th

April 22 (Sun.) 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 2013 Stonfly Hunt


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 15th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Culver Rd toJefferson Rd. ( US 127.)
Trip Attributes & Map

May 20th (Sun.) 12 Noon
South Kalamazoo River
Homer (M-60) to Albion Dam (M-99)
Trip Attributes & Map

June 17th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River (North and Main Branches)
Joint Trip with Dahlem as Hosts
Michigan Center Dam (Fourth St.) to Lions Park
(N. Blackstone St.)
Cookout after take -out with food provided
Trip Attributes & Map

July 15th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Little Goose & Goose Lakes
Cement City (Cement City Hwy)
Trip Attributes & Map

August 19th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Kent Lake
Lotus plant tour led by Jamie Myles
Kenningston Metro Park, East Boat Launch on the Huron River Parkway, Exit 153 off I-96 ($5 daily pass at gate.
Option for car caravan departing Jakcosn Crossing near Shell Station at 10:30 AM
Trip Attributes & Map

September 8th (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.

October 14th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Maple Grove Rd. (DNR Access site at bridge) to State Rd. (adjacent to US 127)
Trip: Attributes & Map

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