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G.R.E.A.T. Last Paddle of 2019

October 6

GREAT’s Last Paddle of the Year

Sunday, October 6, 2019


The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have a canoe/kayak trip on the Grand River scheduled for Sunday, October 6.  The trip begins at 11:00 AM at the Maple Grove Rd DNR Boat Launch and take-out is at the South State Rd adjacent to US 127. (Trip Map).

For the shuttle to place your vehicle at the take-out, arrive at put-in between 10:15 AM and 10:30AM.  This will be a 2.5 to 4 hour event: remember to dress for the weather and to bring a change of clothing in a waterproof bag.

This paddle winds through mostly natural secluded wooded areas with large trees.  The river is mostly wide with a slow current.  The water should be fairly cold.

To reserve a canoe or kayak at no charge and to check trip status due to weather, call 517-416-4234 or check http://www.great-mi.org.  Click on the CALENDAR button on GREAT’s website for trip attributes, maps, and put-in and take-out sites.  Trips cancelled due to problems with weather or water levels will be scheduled for the following Sunday.

Thank you to all who participated in the September 7 Grand River Clean up!  A total of 70 volunteers helped remove 18 cubic yards of trash from the Grand River along with 9 tires.  Special thanks to the 44 Junior ROTC cadets and their 4 adult leaders.  Channel 10 coverage can be found here.


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