Saturday, July 30, 2011

Genesee County District No. 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Genesee County District No. 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
This $14 million expansion increased treatment capacity by 50% to accommodate growing demand in three nearby communities. The design addressed operational, hydraulic and system problems and enables the facility to meet restrictive summer effluent limits in their NPDES permit. The expansion was constructed in four phases to minimize operational impacts and reduce costs. The 22 MGD maximum flow plant features new preliminary treatment, additional secondary clarifiers, a new ultraviolet disinfection, and improved solids handling and biological treatment.

Wade Trim
500 Griswold Avenue,
Suite 2500,
Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Red Run

I've started a new blog concerning the Red Run which is literally "in my backyard"
Perhaps one day I'll actually paddle it when they clean up the input from the sewer drains.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Summary of CleanUp from Sunday July 24 2011

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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pictures from Keepers of the Shiawassee River Cleanup 7/24/11

A huge number of supporters came out and cleared woody debris

Check out pictures by clicking on the link below :

Keepers of the Shiawassee River Clean-up 7/24/11


Saturday, July 23, 2011

River Cleanup Sunday July 24, 2011 Argentine Township

SUBJECT: River Cleanup Sunday July 24, 2011

Don't forget that we are having the Shiawassee River cleanup
Sunday July 24, 2011, starting at 9am at the intersection of
the river and Bird Road in Argentine Township.

 We have trash to pickup, plus trees to saw and anchor to the bank to
protect the banks and create fish habitat.
Chuck Julian is bringing 4 chain saws, a bunch of cables, a cooler full of drinks.

We are hoping to "get-er-done" and go all the way to the Byron mill pond.

Afterward, Maggie Yerman has graciously offered
to feed people at her house. All help is welcome and appreciated .
This will be a big effort. Plan to work, rain or shine.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Schultz Outfitters: The Shiawassee's BACK!

Established in 2003, Schultz Outfitters is Southeastern Michigan's
only full-time, four-season fly-fishing guide service.
Schultz Outfitters: The Shiawassee's BACK!


Saturday, July 02, 2011