2016 GREAT Dates


Special Events:

March 16th (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: Aleta Daniels “Restoring the Balance: The Role of Wetlands in ​a Changing World”
Attendees must RSVP for food : 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org
by Monday, March 14th

April 23rd (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
Spring 2016
Stream Collection: October 15th (Sat.) 1-4 PM
(1st time Volunteers, 12:15 PM for training) Dalhem Center Flyer
Bug ID Night: TBA
RSVP: aleta.daniels@macd.org
or (517 395-2089

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 17th (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 22nd (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
(Joint Trip with Dahlem, who will be the host)
Sharp Park (Maplewood Drive, off Probert Rd.) to East High Street (near US 127 bridge).
Cookout prior to the Noon launch. Food provided. Shuttles will end 11:45 AM for car placement to take-out.
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

June 19th (Sun.) 12 Noon
St. Joseph River (Hillsdale County)
Fayette St., off M-99, Hillsdale to US 12, Jonesville (park & lot next to State Farm Insurance)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

July 17nd (Sun.) 12 Noon
River Raisin (Washtenaw County)
Sharon Hollow (at the Mill) to Manchester Dam (Main St. lot near Edward Jones)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

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

September 10th (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 with map)

October 9th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
North State Rd. (adjacent to US 127, Rives Twp.) to Dixon Rd. (DNR Access)
(Map) (Trip Attributes)

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