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January 19
FLG Board Meeting

February 18
Winter Float (TBA)

March 3
Quiet Water Symposium, MSU Pavilion

March 23
Spring Public Education Program: "What's happened To Our Forests"?
by: Clinton Co. Conservation District Forester John Switzer.

Time: 7pm
Location: United Methodist Church, 9180 W. Herbison Rd., in Wacousta

March 24
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Wacousta Boy Scout Troop 70
17th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Wacousta Masonic Lodge
Corner of Wacousta Rd & Herbison Rd

Adults $6
Kids 4-10 $3
Kids under 4 eat free

April 12
5:00pm - 8:00pm
DeWitt Community Showcase
DeWitt High School
2957 W. Herbison Rd.
Free Admission

April 21
8:00am – 11:00am
Wacousta Boy Scout Troop 70
Corner of Wacousta Rd & Herbison Rd

Adults $6
Kids 4-10 $3
Kids under 4 eat free

April 22
Earth Day

April 27
Arbor Day

May 12
Lightning storms / rained out. See June 2 alternate date.*

May 19 – 23
Bushwhacker Race, Verlen Kruger Memorial Committee

June 2
*Spring float trip – public welcome!

Due to tree falls in the lower third, the float has been moved to the middle stretch:

BRING your buddy(s), PFDs, water bottles and your old cameras!

June 10
Board Summer Meeting on the water.

August 6-11
Thornapple River expedition, TBA

September 1,2
Capitol City Dragon Boat Races, LAN Riverside Park

September 14
Board Meeting

October 6
8:30am - Locations TBA

October 13
FLG Fall Float
LGR stretch TBA, pending logjambee outcome & weather.

December 10
Fall Public Education Meeting

DeWitt -- It may be generally understood that hundreds of thousands of ash trees in the Looking Glass River Watershed, worth millions of dollars, have been destroyed by invasive species, the emerald ash borer. Whether the ash trees been harvested, fallen to the ground or still standing, do you know what tree species are being considered to reforest the six-county, 198,400-acre watershed? 

The Friends of the Looking Glass’ (FLG) annual fall public education program will feature John Switzer, Clinton County Conservation Technician, whose program will explain area tree diseases past, present and future.  Switzer will also discuss the general health status of Michigan’s forests, Michigan timber and lumber production, reforestation species selections, the effects of climate change on our yard trees and forests, and he will field audience questions. Switzer is a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Houghton MI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry. 

The program is open to the public and admission is free.  Land-owners, garden clubbers, students and educators are especially invited. The program will be held Monday, Dec. 10 at 7pm, at the Dewitt Memorial Bldg., 315 W. Washington St., downtown Dewitt.  For more information and other Looking Glass River watershed information, go to

December 15
FLG Christmas Float