2015 GREAT Dates


Special Events:

March 18th (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Steve’s Ranch, (311 Louis Glick, downtown Jackson)
Dinner $13.00 charge; Food 6:30 PM., Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Speaker: Dan Wymer, "Native American History of Local Grand River". Attendees must RSVP for food: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org
by Monday, March 16th

April 25th (Sat.) 1:00-4:00 PM
JAOC Earth Day
Sparks Foundation Park (Cascades)
Enjoy the booths and activities of many local outdoor and environmental organizations.
Paddle GREAT’s boats in the park lagoons

Adopt-A-Stream Dates
Winter 2016
Stream Collection: January 23rd, (Sat.) 1-4 PM
(weather makeup date 2/6), Dalhem Center;
Bug ID Night: TBA
RSVP: aleta.daniels@macd.org
or (517 784-2800 x 208

All paddle events are open to the public. To reserve a kayak or canoe (no charge) and to check trip status due to weather status, call GREAT 517 416-4234 or check http://www.great-mi.org. Cancelled trips and clean-up will be rescheduled for the following weekend unless posted on web otherwise. 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)A PFD must be worn at all times. Arrive no later than 11:30 AM for car placement shuttle. Click on Calendar button on GREAT’s home web site for trip attributes, maps of put-in, and take out locations.

Paddle Events:

April 19th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Grand Lake (culvert on private drive off Sutfin Rd.)
to Liberty (Township Hall & Pavilion, Liberty Rd.)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)

May 17th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
(Joint Trip with Dahlem, GREAT as host)
Liberty (dam at Liberty Rd. bridge.) to Jefferson Rd. (near US 127 bridge). Cookout prior to the Noon launch.
Food provided. Shuttles will end at 11:45 AM for car placement at the take-out.
(Trip Attributes) (Map)

June 21st (Sun.) 12 Noon
River Raisin
Clinton (rear section of Tate Park on US 12) to Tecumseh (Community Center near M-50 Bridge)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)
July 19th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Vandercook Lake County Park Access (Floyd/Avenue C St.) to Ella Sharp Park (Maplewood Dr.)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)

August 16th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Kalamazoo River (Calhoun County)
15 Mile Road (Saylor’s Landing Park) to Historic Bridge Park (Wattles Rd.)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)

September 12th (Sat.) 9 AM to 2 PM
Annual Grand River Clean-up
CMS Energy band shell off Cooper St. in Downtown Jackson. Contact us prior if you wish to bring a canoe (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. (Flyer Map)

October 11th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Maple Grove DNR Access (Maple Grove Rd.) to South State Rd. (adjacent to US 127)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)

Printable pdf of GREAT 2015 Dates

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