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Snapping Turtles and Olive Loaf

February 9, 2018 Joe Writes . . .  A belated Happy New Year. We are anxious to get on the river again, even to the extent of planning to paddle amidst the ice floes if we get a winter thaw. … Continue reading

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The River Heals

December 23, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  Happy Holidays to all who care about rivers, woods and water in Michigan and all over this land. Be vigilant; these are perilous times. I was recently gobsmacked by the realization that … Continue reading

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Startling Discovery Along the Grand

In the winter, when weekly outings are not possible, the mind roams more freely in search of a topic . . . Joe Writes . . .  Conspiracy Against American Masculinity? While canoeing the Grand River I believe I uncovered … Continue reading

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Dam Removal Plans in Grand Rapids

Interesting article about Grand Rapids’ dam removal plans. One day all the dams will be gone – along the entire length of the Grand – and the river will run free. http://s.mlive.com/e7IHBpb    

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Chair of MI Natural Resources Commission Says Not So Fast to Idiotic Crane Hunt Proposal (my words, not his)

Many thanks to our Emmet County Correspondent for spotting and forwarding this update on the process that would need to be followed before a crane hunting season could be established in Michigan. I don’t think it will ever happen; the … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Cold-Weather Canoeing

October 29, 2017 Joe Writes . . .  (Post-publication note: lots of great ideas being received from knowledgeable friends, will update this post with those suggestions soon. Many thanks and keep ’em coming.) We are considering a cold-weather outing in … Continue reading

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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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