Category Archives: Environment

WHO WILL BE THE HERO?

Freeing the River at its Very Source Joe Writes . . .  Calling all Golden Knights, Environmental Do-Gooders and Former Polluters looking to atone for past sins: there’s a spectacular opportunity to do something great for Michigan’s environment at a … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Back to the Source – Foot Paddling September 29, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  Downstream from the Liberty Millpond Dam On July 24, 2016 (last year), we started this adventure at the Liberty Millpond Dam, near Grand Lake, the … Continue reading

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The Grand and the Betsie: Two Different Rivers

Joe Writes . . .  I recently stopped at an old friend’s cabin on the Betsie River in northern Michigan, not far from (as my brother might say) the nifty Lake Michigan town of Frankfort. I had not been at … Continue reading

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Invasive Mussels on the Grand River

Tom Writes . . . During our last trip on the river (Monday September 11 – we already wrote about it), I forgot to write about the mussel shells. When we portaged around Moore’s Dam, and put back in, we … Continue reading

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Lansing: the Industrial Side of the Grand

We paddled through the city of Lansing, Michigan, our state capital, right in the center of the lower part of our state, from Grand River Park to the Lansing Northern Dam. Continue reading

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Dimondale to Grand River Park in Lansing

Sept 1, 2017 from Chicago by Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: Joe Writes . … Continue reading

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On to Dimondale: the quest continues

Riverbend Nature Area to Dimondale August 18, 2017 Tom Writes . . .  You guys may or may not know that we do our canoe trips backward, in a certain sense. We always need to leave a vehicle at our … Continue reading

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