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 7. The trip begins at 12:00 noon at the Tompkins Rd DNR Boat Launch and take-out is at the Onondagas’s Baldwin Park on S. Onondaga Rd. Put-in and Take-out Map. For the shuttle to place your vehicle at the take-out, arrive at put-in between 11:15 AM and 11:30AM. This will be a 3-3.5 hour event: remember to dress for the weather and to bring a change of clothing in a waterproof bag.
All of this paddle is through a mostly natural area with no homes and other buildings, this route winds its way through mature forest with no cross roads. The put-in and take-out facilities are very good including bathrooms.
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.
The mission of GREAT is to promote the protection and preservation of the Grand River Watershed through activities and educational programs. Founded in 1990, the Grand River Environmental Action Team is a local 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of and restoration of the Upper Grand River Watershed in Jackson County of south central Michigan. Map
G.R.E.A.T. organizes clean-up activities & monthly public canoe outings to create environmental awareness.
Source: Press Release