2019 GREAT Dates

January 26 th (Saturday) 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Annual Invasive Species Removal
On GREAT’s 25.3 Acres in Birdland Subdivision, Blackman Township, Jackson County (Map)

March 2rd (Saturday) 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
24th Annual Quiet Water Symposium

MSU Pavilion (4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI 48910) More information at https://quietwatersociety.org

March 13th (Wednesday) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting

Gene Davis and Sons Banquet and Convention Center (3575 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49203)
Rodolfo Villegas of Michigan Nature Conservancy will speak about the local Liberty Twp. Fen Restoration Project. Dinner $15.00 charge; Food 6:30 PM.,
Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Attendees must RSVP for food:
(517) 416-4234 or grand@great-mi.org
by Friday, March 8th at noon.


April 27th (Saturday) 1:00-4:00 PM
Earth Day (Jackson Area Outdoor Coalition)

Sparks Foundation Park (Cascades)
Enjoy the booths and activities of many local outdoor and environmental organizations.
Paddle GREAT’s boats in the park lagoons


May 19th (Sunday) 11:00 A.M.
Grand River Paddle (2.6 Mile Trip for 2 to 3.5 Hours) Sutfin Road (Culvert 1 Mile South of Liberty Rd.) to Liberty Township Hall (101 W. Liberty Rd.)
(Trip Attributes) (Map)


June 16th (Sunday) 11:00 A.M.
St. Joseph River Paddle in Hillsdale County (4.4 Mile Trip for 2.5 to 4 Hours)
Fayette St., off M-99, Hillsdale to US 12, Jonesville (park & lot next to State Farm Insurance )
(Trip Attributes (Map)


July 21th (Sunday) 11:00 A.M.
Grand River Paddle (4.6 Mile Trip for 2.5 to 4 Hours)
Vandercook Lake County Park Access (Floyd/Avenue C St.) to Ella Sharp Park (Maplewood Dr.)

(Trip Attributes) (Map)

August 18th (Sunday) 12 Noon to 4:00 PM
Paddling Clinic (Bring your boat or use a GREAT boat to learn safety, techniques, first aid)
Avenue C, Vandercook Lake, Jackson

(Map)

September 7th (Saturday) 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Annual Grand River Clean-up
CMS Energy band shell, Cooper St., Downtown Jackson. Dress to be in or near the river.
Tools and lunch provided.

(Map)

October 6th (Sunday) 11:00 A.M.
Grand River Paddle (5.4 Mile Trip for 2.5 to 4 Hours)
Maple Grove DNR Access (Maple Grove Rd.) to South State Rd. (adjacent to US 127)

(Trip Attributes) (Map)


December 7th (Saturday) 9:00 AM to 12 Noon
Annual Invasive Species Removal

On GREAT’s 25.3 Acres in Birdland Subdivision, Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan
(Map)


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. Waivers must be signed 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

Adopt A Stream Date
Stream Collection:
Saturday, September 29th, 2018, 1-4 PM, Jackson County Conservation Office, 211 W. Ganson, Suite 200, Jackson, MI 49201; RSVP  (517) 395-2089 or  shikha.singh@macd.org; ID Night Portion of Adopt-A-Stream Wednesday, October 3rd 5:30-8:30 PM. at Jackson College. Contact nicole.vanderploeg@macd.org if interested to RSVP. 

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(Map) (Trip Attributes)

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