2014 GREAT Dates

Special Events:

March 19th (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Steve’s Ranch, (311 Louis Glick, downtown Jackson-map)
Dinner $13.00 charge; Food 6:30 PM, Meeting 7:00 PM
Speaker: DEQ Engineer, Ralph Reznick,
"Dam Removal Issues and Natural Channel Restoration"
Attendees must RSVP: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org by Monday, March 17th

April 26th (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
Spring 2014
Stream Collection: May 4th, (Sun.) 1-5 PM, Dalhem Nature Center;
Bug ID Night: TBA
RSVP: 517 784-2800
or kandice.karll@macd.org

September 13th (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. Let us know if you will bring a canoe, but no kayaks. No need to reserve a boat as GREAT and other canoes will be available. Dress to be in or near the river. Tools and lunch provided. (Map
) (Flyer)

Paddle Events:

Meet at Put-in locations early to participate in shuttles for take-out vehicle 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 13th (Sun.) 12 Noon
N. Br. Kalamazoo River
Cross Rd. Bridge (near Sears Rd.) to
Falling Waters Trail (River St. in Concord)
Trip Attributes & Map

May 25th (Sun.) 12 Noon
(Was rescheduled from May 18th with high water.)
Grand River
Jefferson Rd (US 127 bridge, Liberty Twp.) to
US 127 (bridge near Reed Road)
Trip Attributes & Map

June 8th (Sun.) 12 Noon
One Mile Lake Chain
(River Raisin headwaters)

Onsted State Game Area
Brix Hwy. off US 12 across from MIS track
Trip Attributes & Map

July 20th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Joint trip with Dahlem as Host
CMS Energy Band Shell area (Cooper St.) to
RA Greene Park (Lansing Ave.)
Cookout prior (12 noon) to launch with
food provided. Arrive no later than 11:30 for
Trip Attributes & Map

August 17th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Kalamazoo River (Calhoun County)
B Drive North Bridge (near 23 Mile Rd.) to 15 Mile Rd (Saylor's Landing)
Trip Attributes & Map

October 12th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Trestle Park, DNR Access, Dixon Rd. to Tompkins DNR Acess,
Tompkins Rd. (north of Tompkins village)
Trip Attributes & Map

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