Thursday, September 26, 2013

Help us gather INFO , quickie survey

Looking for feedback, comments, perceptions, ideas, etc.
from paddlers in Michigan - The Shiawassee River is a great
Water Trail starting near Holly,MI -


Friday, September 20, 2013

Official Movie Release "Come Paddle With Us"

- Official movie release - shown to 500+ members Michigan Municipal League Convention
 #MMLCONV downtown Detroit Mariott this week in September 2013

Come Paddle With Us from Hover Shots APV on Vimeo.

The ""Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail"" starts near Holly, Michigan, USA
 and flows 100 miles to Bay City, Michigan, USA.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Detroit exposure of Shiawassee River

About 20 paddlers made it downtown Detroit to the Renaissance Center
on Wednesday Sept. 18 '13 to lend support for the "Come Paddle With Us"
video presentation at the Michigan Municipal League Conference.
-Michigan Municipal League Convention 2013 in Detroit - Day 2, Parade of Flags, Food Trucks Lunch, Education Sessions

Shiawassee River and 2013 MML Detroit

Michigan Municipal League Convention 2013
Opens with Community Excellence Presentations, Parade of Flags
-- September 18, 2013 -- by author Elizabeth Shaw

Welcome to the Michigan Municipal League 2013 Convention in Detroit!

The first day officially began with the Welcome General Session
on Wednesday morning, featuring the ever-popular Parade of Flags
and the welcoming words of League President David Lossing
and Detroit City Council President Saunteel Jenkins,
who described the Convention as
“an opportunity to learn from each other, exchange ideas and build resources”
that will hopefully continue on long after the Convention
as we all work together for a better Michigan.

The long-awaited presentations of the Community Excellence Award nominees.

 Region 1  
Fenton, Holly, & Linden—Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail
The Shiawassee River Heritage Water has seen increased recreational activity
on the Shiawassee River over the last decade through intergovernmental
and public partnership efforts including promotional signs in
Holly, Fenton, Linden, and Argentine and Holly Townships;
mile markers along the river to inform paddlers of their location,
promotional brochures, annual cleanups, canoe and kayak races
from Holly to Fenton, and moonlight paddle events.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Owosso DDA seeks improvements

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:15 am
OWOSSO — Council Monday gave its nod of approval to the Downtown Development Authority to seek 
a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that would help redevelop several aspects 
of  the area along the Shiawassee River near the former National Guard armory.

Assistant City Manager and DDA Manager Adam Zettel presented the plan, which would include expanded
parking on Curwood Drive, the demolition and relocation of the Shiawassee Chamber of Commerce 
building on North Water Street, reconfiguration of parking at the armory, additional kayak launches,
a Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee trail head and more if the potential $700,000 Downtown Infrastructure Grant
is received.

With potential matches from DDA ($200,000), the city ($125,000) and others,

 the total project cost could be closer to $1.5 million, Zettel said.


Saturday, September 07, 2013

2013 Michigan Municipal League in Detroit

Community Excellence Award finalistsSeptember 18, 2013 - Detroit Marriot

Region 1 - Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail – (Come Paddle With Us ! )
Region 2 - Silver Beach Development (St. Joseph)
Region 3 - Belding Community Garden (Belding)
Region 4 - Community Showcase (DeWitt)
Region 5 - Economic Gardening in Imlay City (Imlay City)
Region 6 - Dancin’ Downtown (Rogers City)
Region 7 - Depot Park (Ironwood)

Michigan Municipal Leaders to Descend on Detroit in September 18, 2013:
Hundreds of city, village and township leaders from throughout Michigan
will descend on Detroit for the 2013 Michigan Municipal League Convention.
Registration for League members and non-member is now open for the Sept. 17-20, 2013

Convention taking place at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
The last time the event was held in Detroit was 2003.
 It was on Mackinac Island in 2012, Grand Rapids in 2011 and Dearborn in 2010.
At the Convention, officials will learn strategic lessons in placemaking, 

civic engagement, entrepreneurism, urban planning and socioeconomic development
 that can translate to communities of every size.
 There will also be a series of mobile workshops to explore key Detroit sites 

and see the work of the doers and dreamers who are redefining 
what it means to be a city in today’s global village.

 I had a  chance to "preview" a 7 minute video snippet entitled  "Come Paddle with Us!"
which will be submitted to the Michigan Muncipal League's  - Community Excellence Award program

The video is a collaboration of 3 cities - Holly, Fenton and Linden
and the video is their effort at PlaceMaking.
Mayors and council members from all 3 cities are behind this effort
to showcase their world to the rest of Michigan.
The common thread running thru all three - The Shiawassee River

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People need to be reminded - the river starts in Oakland County -