FLG 2014 CALENDAR
FLG Board Meeting
Quiet Water Symposium: MSU Pavilion www.quietwatersymposium.org
FLG Display Booth
FLG Board Meeting venue TBA
Dewitt Community Showcase:
DeWitt High School Gym, FLG Display Booth
Community Education Event:
Verlen Kruger’s Yukon River Odyssey
7 p.m. - Wacousta Methodist Church
Spring Float, Course TBA
September 13 & 14
Dragon Boat Festival, http://capitalcitydragonboat.com/
Lansing Riverfront Park / Cheer on your FLG River Dragons team!
Meet at the McGuire Park pavilion on W. Main St., (on the west side of the fire station) @ 8:30am sharp - rain or shine - for an orientation & safety meeting, when you’ll be assigned to a crew and be in action soon after.
LogJamBee organizer Bob Bishop said: “Given the new kayak/canoe launches that the City of DeWitt and DeWitt Twp. have installed recently, we’d like to clear the dozen and a half jams between the two launches, which will give paddlers about an hour-long float from downtown DeWitt’s Riverside Park (@ Bridge Street) to Looking Glass Riverfront Park, located on Herbison Road, just east of Airport Road, in DeWitt Twp. The LogJamBee volunteers will also clear jams from Old 27 to downtown DeWitt, if enough people show up.” He continued: “If that stretch is cleared of its eight jams, paddlers will have an unimpeded hour and a half float from Old 27 to the Heribson Rd. park, for the first time in five years”.
All logjams have been GPS-ed and access to them has been arranged with property owners.
What to bring: sharp, well-maintained chainsaws & supplies, 20' – 30’ long thick ropes (ski ropes are too thin), come-alongs, winches, chest waders for in-stream workers, work boots for bank crews. Wear rubber-tactile gloves, safety gear (goggles, ear protection for those in the stream), jeans (no shorts), long-sleeved shirts. There is some poison ivy so be aware, but there are no bugs. The water is waist-deep in most places - higher than usual - due to the rainy weather this summer. Each crew should have a volunteer safety person on the bank with a cell phone in a Ziploc freezer bag. Each crew chainsawer will be assigned an in-stream helper or two, with 2-4 on-bank workers, who will haul the limbs & chunks back into the wetland to prevent their reentry during flooding. Men, women and teens are welcome.
Volunteers should plan to cleanup @ 12:30 - 12:45pm to return to McGuire Park at 1pm for a hearty, homemade Loggers' Lunch and log jam story swapping.
The FLG board asks that you please commit to making a difference in your watershed this Sat., rain or shine. Give us your strong backs, your waders, your chainsaws and ropes...and we'll give you a healthier, safer Looking Glass River. Logjammin' is a water sport, so expect to get a little wet and dirty.
In case of lightning, Sat. Oct 4 is the make-up date. Same place and time.
Logjambee `14 alternate date
Community Education Event / TBA
FLG Board Meeting, venue TBA