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July 2021

Grand Haven State Park

July 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Grand Haven State Park, 1001 S Harbor Dr
Grand Haven, MI United States
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Meet at the South End of the State Park Lot. Volunteers can walk North to clean up the State Park Beach or South to clean up the City Beach. Buckets will be provided for collecting litter. Volunteers may consider bringing; work gloves, a water bottle, wear a hat, and sunblock. Register here.

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Pere Marquette Park Cleanup

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pere Marquette Park, 3510 Channel Dr
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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Meet at the bathhouse/playground area. We will furnish buckets and hand sanitizer. Please bring your own work gloves. CDC Covid recommendations will be followed at the registration table. Reminder: you must pay to park, May 15 through September 15. Register here. 

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August 2021

Ceresco Green to Paddlers Grove

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ceresco Green

Hosts: Marshall Area Conservation Committee and Battle Creek Clean Water Partners Contact: Cheryl Vosburg – 269-317-4015, krwc@kalamazoooriver.org This paddle is approximately 8 river miles long and total time on the river is 2-3 hours. We will stop about half way to enjoy lunch at beautiful historic Bridge Park. Morning refreshments, lunch, a group photo, and a KTK participation gift will be provided. Restrooms will be available at the launch site as well as at the lunch site and end point.…

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Kalamazoo River Paddle – Whitehouse Nature Center

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center

Hosts: Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center Contact: Jason Raddatz – 231-510-3735, jraddatz@albion.edu Join Jason Raddatz, Director of the Whitehouse Nature Center on a pleasant float from Bath Mills Rd. through the wild rice fields of the Kalamazoo River and the Whitehouse Nature Center. After a comfortable 2.5 – 3 hours, floaters will be collected at the Albion College Canoe Livery and transported back to their cars. There is no charge for this event but pre-registration is required. 9:30 – Check in…

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Hacklander Boat Launch (Fenneville) to Wade’s Bayou (Douglas)

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Host: Outdoor Discovery Center Contact: Dan Callam – 616-368-7005, danc@outdoordiscovery.org This 2.5-mile paddle, hosted by the ODC Network will begin at the Hacklander Boat Launch in Fennville and end at Wade’s Bayou in Douglas. Pre-registration is required and there is a $10 fee per participant which will be collected at the event. A limited number of rentals will be available for a fee of: $25 single kayak, $35 double kayak (50% discount for ODC Network) members. 9:00 – Check In 11:30 –…

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New Richmond to Saugatuck Township Paddle

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Host: Water Trail Ventures Contact: Julie Hulsey – (269) 547-1884, watertrailexplorer1@yahoo.com Join the hosts from Water Trail Ventures for this 5-mile paddle on the Kalamazoo River as it meanders through the Allegan State Game Area from New Richmond to the Hacklander Boat Launch site in Saugatuck Twp. There is no charge for this event but pre-registration is required. 9:00 – Check In 10:00 – Launch 1:00 – Event concludes

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Pere Marquette Park Cleanup

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pere Marquette Park, 3510 Channel Dr
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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Meet at the bathhouse/playground area. We will furnish buckets and hand sanitizer. Please bring your own work gloves. CDC Covid recommendations will be followed at the registration table. Reminder: you must pay to park, May 15 through September 15. Register here. 

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September 2021

Indian Creek Paddle

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shrontz Memorial Park, 310 N Main St
Olivet, MI 49076 United States
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Hosts: City of Charlotte and City of Olivet Contact: Matt Griffith at (517) 231-2324 or Jerry Staggs at (269) 339-8219 The City of Charlotte & Olivet in a cooperative effort would like to invite guests to join them in a local canoe/kayak adventure on Indian Creek (tributary of the Battle Creek River). Your $10.00 registration fee will cover the cost of a T-shirt and Lunch. You are welcome to bring your own canoe or kayak if you have one. We…

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Merrill Park (Comstock) to Verburg Park (Kalamazoo) Paddle

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Merrill Park, River St
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 United States
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Hosts: City of Kalamazoo Contact: Shannan Deater (269) 337-8667 deaters@kalamazoocity.org Join the Kalamazoo Public Services Department on a relaxing and scenic paddle through the winding waterways of the Kalamazoo River. On this guided paddle tour, participants will learn about the natural history of the Kalamazoo River, highlighting aquatic invasive species, local native species and the role they play in the river’s ecosystem. Shuttle will be provided. You must have your own canoe or kayak. Rentals are not available. Coffee and…

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Douglas Beach to Oval Beach – Private Cleanup

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oval Beach, 690 Perryman St
Saugatuk, MI 49453 United States
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Meet at Oval Beach Parking lot to sign in, get supplies and then depart for cleanup. Things to bring: gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, Kitty Litter bucket with handle (only because they work best). Hat, jacket etc, depending on weather. Register here. 

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