River Clean-up in Williamston!
Please join us for a Clean up of the Red Cedar River! August 29th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, McCormick Park, Williamston. REGISTER TODAY: https://mucc.org/on-the-water/
The MUCC On the Water program, Ingham Conservation District, River Town Adventures and Friends of the Red Cedar are putting on a river cleanup based at McCormick Park in Williamston. Come out and experience a part of the Red Cedar that is becoming more accessible for recreation and learn about the Microplastic Pollution Reduction Project that the Ingham CD is working on in coordination with Williamston (https://inghamconservation.com/watershedhealth). MUCC is providing box-lunches and swag to volunteers and Rivertown Adventures are providing kayaks/canoes. Please register in advance so we can plan food and supplies. Masks, distancing and COVID safety will be observed. Please see (and share) the flyer or Facebook Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/3704836849545995/). We look forward to seeing you! — Michelle Beloskur, Executive Director, Ingham Conservation District, www.inghamconservation.com, 517-676-2290 ext 3
Get Your Friends Stickers!
Click on the following link to add your email and join the Friends for free. We’re mostly an email list & network for sharing news about the Water Trail and river. http://bit.ly/friendsredcedar
MSU, Sustainability & the River: A representative from MSU Sustainability gave our Board a Zoom presentation discussing how their efforts impact the river. Here is a link to replay: https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/MSU+STARS+Presentation/1_wn3ji6kr
TWO BIG NEWS ITEMS: *First, clearing the first 6 miles of the Water Trail (from Wmston to Grand River Ave) is funded and contracted for immediate work. *Second, Williamston won a grant to build a launch and parking lot at the site of the old car wash 1/2 mi down from the Rapids.
Other projects that will affect the river:
*Phase 1 of the eastward Rivertrail extension is planned east of Hagadorn Rd.
*The Red Cedar Renaissance area has plans for drainage, riverwork and habitat improvement.
*The City of Lansing is seeking to have logjams removed.
About the Friends
Our cause is protecting the river and promoting its value to the community. Our focus is creating a Water Trail from Williamston to the Capitol. We will encourage the installation of boat launches and info kiosks, and do our best to make sure the river is kept open for navigation. We’ll work mostly via email, networking and repping the Water Trail to friends, neighbors and officials.