The members of the Grand River Environmental Action Team (G.R.E.A.T.) have a canoe/kayak trip on the South branch of the Kalamazoo River scheduled for May 20. The trip begins at 12:00 noon in Homer at the bridge on M-60. Plan to be at that location at 11:15 for a vehicle shuttle to the take out location. The take out is at the Albion Dam on M-50. 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. This trip is a little longer than average through very natural wooded and wetland areas. Look for beaver dams and other forms of wildlife.
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 G.R.E.A.T. April 22 trip was a very pleasant afternoon on the Grand River between Loomis Rd and Vandercook Lake.
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.
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