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Vol. 7, No. 2 - April 30, 2009

Friends of the Looking Glass - Spring Kayak Float Trip.

Anyone out there beginning to feel like Evan Baxter? With all this water, what a great segue into our annual spring canoe / kayak float trip. It's coming up on Sat. May 16 (back up date is Sat. May 23). Mark your calendars now and call the neighbor and reserve the canoe / kayaks.

The FLG Board of Directors would like to invite you and your family to join us for our annual spring canoe and kayak float of the Looking Glass River, on Saturday May 16th. This year we'll float the middle section, beginning at DeWitt’s Riverside Park and ending @ Looking Glass Park on Wacousta Rd., a half mile south of the Wacousta General Store (4 corners).

Plan to have a return trip vehicle spotted there ahead of time, then be @ Riverside Park at 9AM for a brief orientation and launch. The trip will take approx. 3.5 - 4 hours and a hearty lunch will be served free of charge at the finish, courtesy of a Watertown Township Trustee.

Please RSVP to Gloria Miller @ (517) 626-6625, or email so the food can be planned for ahead of time. Also ask her any questions about this terrific educational and enjoyable trip.

Bring your small camera in a double lock sandwich bag and capture abundant wildlife (in addition to your fellow paddlers): smallmouth bass, pike, turtles (painteds, red ears, Blandings, snappers, spiny softshells, etc.), mink, muskrats, crayfish, frogs, whitetail deer, turkeys, river swallows and numerous songbirds, wood ducks & mallards, great blue herons, green herons, red tailed hawks and maybe even an eagle. You may also want to pack a snack for a halfway stop.

We hope you can join us for our annual Spring float! We also have one in the fall – see our website calendar for dates and other FLG activities:

You can now print out the schedule for easy old-school reference to our events. You can also find a handy application form if you’d like to join this community environmental action group.

If you've considered such a float trip but are hesitant, now's the time. You'll be with experts who put in hundreds of hours on the river each year - you'll have a blast -- and it's free!

Bob Bishop
FLG Communications Dir.