2009 GREAT Dates

Special Events

March 25th, Wednesday
Annual Meeting

6:30 PM Darylís Downtown
$12.00 light food attendees must RSVP by March 20th:
517-416-4234 or grand@great-mi.org)
Meeting begins 7:00 PM dessert and coffee/tea provided
Cyndi Roper of Clean Water Coalition will speak on recent Michigan water legislation, including the Great Lakes Compact

April 19th, Sunday
Earth Day
1:00- 4:00 PM Cascades Park
GREAT's fleet of canoes and kayaks will be available for the public to paddle in the park lagoons.

September 12th, Saturday
Annual Clean-up
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meet at CMS Energy Band Shell, downtown Jackson
Bring your canoe (not kayak); GREAT's canoes will be available

(Cooper St--formerly Airline Dr.). Lunch provided.

Paddle Outings

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 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 26th (Sun) 12 Noon
Grand River
Liberty Mill Pond (Liberty Township Hall at South Jackson & Liberty Roads) round trip

May 24th (Sun) 12 Noon
River Raisin (Washtenaw County)
Joint Trip with GLP (Great Lakes Paddlers); GREAT as hosts
Sharon Hollow (at the Mill) to Manchester Dam (Main St., lot near Edward Jones)
Cookout prior to put-in with food provided


June 14th (Sun) 12 Noon
Wolf Lake Chain (Lenawee County)
Round Trip Allenís Lake DNR site off US 12 to Killarney Lake via Wolf Lake. Note: because of MIS race traffic, check alternate
D riving Route Map
Paddle Map

July 4th (Sat) 12:00 Noon
Huron River (Washtenaw County)
Joint Trip with GLP (Great Lakes Paddlers) as hosts
Delhi (East Delhi Road) to Argo Dam (Longshore off Pontiac) Potluck picnic during trip. Option to for car caravan departing Jackson Crossing near Shell Station at 10:30 AM

August 16th (Sun) 12 Noon
Grand River Through Downtown Jackson
Joint Trip with Dahlem, GREAT as hosts
High Street (US 127) to Elks Club (Lansing Av, south of Parnall Road) Cookout after with food provided

October 18th (Sun) 12 Noon
Sharp Lake and Grand River
Krupaís Boat Mart (Francis St.) Sharp Lake to High St. (US 127)

Printable pdf of GREAT 2009 Dates
2008 Calendar & Trip Maps

2007 Calendar & Trip Maps

2006 Trip Maps

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