2013 GREAT Dates

Special Events:

March 20th (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Steve’s Ranch, (311 Louis Glick, downtown Jackson)
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 18th

April 21st (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
Fall 2013
Stream Collection: Sunday, September 29th, 1 PM Dalhem Nature Center; Bug ID Night: October 14th 6-9 PM, Jackson College
RSVP by 9/21/13: 517 784-2800

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 14th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Jefferson Rd (US 127 bridge, Liberty Twp.) to
US 127 (bridge near Reed Road)
Trip Attributes & Map

May 19th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Goose Creek
Cement City (Cement City Hwy bridge) to Lake Columbia (Karen Court Park – off Hayes Rd. (LCPOA one time only special permission. Public NOT permitted !)
Trip Attributes & Map

June 9th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Joint Trip with Dahlem with GREAT as Hosts
Vandercook Lake County Park Access (Floyd Av)
to Ella Sharp Park (Maplewood Drive)
Cookout prior (12 Noon) to launch with food provided. Arrive no later than 11:30 AM for car placement shuttle.
Trip Attributes & Map

July 21st (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River (Eaton & Ingham Counties)
Eaton Rapids (Public Parking Lot # 7, off Mill St. behind Quality Dairy M-99/50) to Burchfield Park ($5 Fee, Grovenburg Rd.)
Trip Attributes & Map

August 18th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Note Route Change
Kalamazoo River (Calhoun County)
Albion Rieger Park (Erie St.) to options B-Drive North or Marshall Pond
Trip Attributes Maps: Put-in & Take-outs

September 14th (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 13th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
North State Rd. (adjacent to US 127, Rives Twp.) to
Dixon Rd. (DNR Access)
Trip: Attributes & Map

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