2010 GREAT Dates

Special Events:

March 24th (Wed.) 6:30 PM
Annual Dinner and Meeting
Darylís Downtown
Light Dinner $12.00 Charge; meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Attendees, must RSVP: 517 416 4234 or grand@great-mi.org by Friday, March 19th

April 25th (Sun.) 1:00-4: 00PM
JAOC Earth Day

Sparks Foundation Park (Cascades)

September 11th (Sat.) 9 AM to 2 PM
Annual Grand River Clean-up
CMS Energy Band shell off Cooper St. in Downtown Jackson.
Dress for work and being near or in the river. Feel free to bring your own canoe, but not kayak. No need to reserve a boat as GREAT canoes will be available. Lunch provided at Elks Club (Lansing Avenue)

Paddle Events:

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 18th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Sandstone Creek
Benn Road to Minard Mills County Park (Springport Rd.)
Trip Attributes Map

May 23rd (Sun.) 12 Noon
Joint Trip with GLP (Great Lakes Paddlers); GREAT as hosts

St. Joseph River (Hillsdale County)
Fayette St., off M-99, Hillsdale to US 12, Jonesville (park & lot next to State Farm Insurance). Option for car caravan departing Knight Restaurant, Horton Road at 10:30 AM. Cookout after take-out with food provided. Trip Attributes Map

June 13th (Sun.) 10:30 AM
Joint Trip with GLP (Great Lakes Paddlers); GLP as hosts
(Changed Location)
Kent Lake, Kensington Metro Park, Milford, Oakland County
Trip Attributes Map
Put-in and take-out Kent Lake at Kensington Metro Park.Huron River Parkway, exit 153 off I 96. Need to purchase a Metropark day pass for $5. Option for car caravan departing Jackson Crossing near Shell Station at 9:15 AM

July11th (Sun.) 12 Noon
Grand River
Lions Park (N. Blackstone St.) to Maple Grove DNR Access (Maple Grove Rd.) Trip Attributes Map

July14th (Wed.) to July 26th (Mon.)
Expedition 2010

Grand River
Third decennial event to paddle length of the Grand River from Michigan Center to Grand Haven. GREAT boats NOTavailable. For details: http://michigan.sierraclub.org/issues/greatlakes/articles/gre2010.html

August 22nd (Sun.) 12 Noon
River Raisin
Brooklyn Ford (M 50) to Norvell Dam (Mill Rd.)
Trip Attributes Map

October 17th (Sun) 12 Noon
Joint Trip with Dahlem as hosts
Grand River
Michigan Center Dam (end of Fourth St; take State St from Fifth St..) t
Lions Park (N. Blackstone St)
Cookout after take-out with food provided
Trip Attributes Map

Printable pdf of GREAT 2010 Dates

2009 Calendar & Trip Maps

2008 Calendar & Trip Maps

2007 Calendar & Trip Maps

2006 Trip Maps

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