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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     Advertisements

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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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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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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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