The cleanup of the Shiawassee River on Sunday July 24 went really well and all had a great time.
The river was in far worse shape than anticipated.
Volunteer workers went from log jam to log jam all day.
They started at Bird Road, managed to get to Bruce Allen's house on the river,
a distance around 1/2 way to Duffield Road on the river.
You can see photos of the people and the cleanup at the Keepers of the Shiawassee facebook page,
Maggie fed the helpers really well afterward at her house, where all relaxed and talked after a long day.
Many, many, thanks to all the people from Headwaters Trails and Keepers of the Shiawassee
who participated plus new participants who found us on the web.
This project is not possible without all the volunteer help received.
Another cleanup is scheduled for Sunday August 7, 2011 at 9am,
planning to meet at Bird Road and the river again.
If the rest of the river is a bad as this section, hopefully making it Duffield Road or beyond is possible.
The groups do not have a place to meet yet afterward to eat and relax for this event
---If you live near there and are willing to offer a deck,patio,backyard ,
perhaps hosting some sort of a potluck late afternoon evening, it would be appreciated.
Headwaterstrails Inc and Keepers of the Shiawassee are on Facebook - take a look