Monthly Archives: September 2010

Red Cedar River Clearing Event Saturday, October 23

We will be coordinating with the Harris Nature Center and Meridian Township Parks and Recreation a river clearing on the Red Cedar River on Saturday, October 23, 2010. 

Meet at 9:00 am at the Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3131 (517) 349-3866 and park in the overflow parking lot south of the main parking lot. 

We will divide into two teams, one working from Grand River Blvd. down to the Nature Center, and another from the Nature Center down to Ferguson Park. 

Please dress for getting in the river and maybe a little dirty.  Most of the work involves cutting logjams apart with chainsaws and removing the wood from the river.  Chainsaws will only be allowed to be operated by their owners.

Bring a lunch and water for the day.  If there are any questions or responses, please contact me at

Jay Hanks

LOAPC Annual Club Business meeting

The Lansing Oar and Paddle Club will be holding its annual business meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Jimmy’s Pub, 16804 South Chandler Road, East Lansing
between State Road and Lake Lansing Road
Map to Jimmy’s Pub

Due to the expressed interest in Club members being able to order food and beverages during our meetings, we encourage everyone to arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to put their food orders in prior to the meeting.  The nature of our meetings will not interfere with any dining activities.

We will be having our annual election of officers, review of the past year’s Club activities, discussing Grand River Expedition 2010, and future activities for 2011.

We all look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

Jay Hanks, President

River Clean-Up September 11

Hello Friends,

The Sierra Club and the Grand River Expedition 2010 Committee are proud to join Americans across the country, including me, who are volunteering on September 11, our National Day of Service, in honor and remembrance of those who bravely serve our country.  Our projects range from Community Cleanups to trail work in the mountains to watershed restoration around streams, and everything in between.   For more information and to RSVP, please see

We’re inviting YOU to join us for a Community Cleanup Day in Lyons/Muir on Saturday September 11 between 9:30 and 1pm.   Lyons was a Middle Grand River overnight stop during the Grand River Expedition 2010 this July – and the whole town came out to greet us!  So we’re giving back. 

Our communities are our strongest assets, and our great outdoors is America’s heritage.  The Grand River brought us together, and our community service will further bond our friendships.  We promise to have fun!

Please join us!  We’ll start registration at Twin Rivers Elementary School, just off M-21, starting at 9:30am (with morning snacks for early arrivals), and we’ll enjoy lunch at 1pm at Hazel Devore Island in Muir.  The time between, we work – picking up trash, spiffing up public spaces, and getting to know each other! 

Please bring work gloves and trash bags, or you can use ours.  We also have Litter Gitters to save our backs.  We’ve got some other tricks up our sleeves as well – so come on out and lend a hand!  Note – parents must sign waivers for youths under 18. 

Remember, for more information and to RSVP, please see

Hope to see you there!

Rita Chapman
Water Sentinel Project
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Grand River Expedition 2010