Sunday, July 19, 2009

***__ New section Shiawassee River CLEARED ___****

Shiawassee River Heritage Trail

You can now paddle from Fenton's Bush Park to US 23 near Lake Ponemah !

-----Paddlesports is exploding in popularity, it’s cheaper than powerboating.

The secton of the river is now navigable via canoe or kayak-- -approximately 3 miles.

Takeout at US 23 is easy with great access making for a great scenic paddle.

Adventurous people could probably make it all the way to Linden from Bush Park--approx. 6 miles.

Hard core paddlers could start in Holly at Waterworks Park, portage the dam in Fenton and continue into Linden - approx 13 miles.

Various teams used chainsaws to remove many large fallen trees and log jams.

A lot of debris and garbage was also picked up making the river a lot cleaner.

Even the fisherman will be happy as new habitat was created by

securing the logs via cable ties along the banks of the river.

The river is a lot healthier and will flow much easier now.,-83.698869&spn=0.01483,0.026157&z=16

Recently over 100 local paddlers showed up for a canoe/kayak event starting in Holly, Michigan.

Numerous townships and cities are CLEARING the Shiawassee River making it navigable for paddle sports.

The river is currently navigable for 7 miles from Holly to Fenton via the efforts of HeadWatersTrails Inc.


Grant Announcement--River Trail to Continue Downstream

At the Linden Millpond on June 10th, the Fenton Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint announced a grant to continue interpretive signage downstream of Holly on the Shiawassee River. The funding will also allow for an access point to be developed in Argentine Township at McCaslin Lake Road. Follow the links below for more information about the development of the Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail.

by Eric Fish | The Flint Journal

Monday July 06, 2009, 9:22 AM


Friends of the Shiawassee River

The full River Cleanup will remove debris from the Shiawassee from Bancroft to Henderson.

Shiawassee River Cleanup !

Saturday, August 8, 2009 9 a.m. to noon
Join the Friends of the Shiawassee River for the full cleanup of the River. We'll again be partnering with the Shiawassee County Health Department, Environmental Health Division to remove and recycle tires found in the River habitat, funded by the Great Lakes Commission. The FOSR and SCHD will again lead a summer long collection of tires to be housed (thanks to the City of Owosso) until the collection on 8/8. Reserve your stretch of the river for your group/organization or business ahead of time by following the link above. For more information, call 989.723.9062.

Can't join in on the August 8 cleanup ? Help out Chesaning Parks and Recreation Commission for their first Annual Cleanup on August 15 !


Willi Gutmann

aka Willi_H2O AT Yahoo.Com

Video documenting Shiawassee River section from Holly to Fenton


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