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Vol. 7, No. 5 - October 8, 2009


One FLG Fall Float To Go, Please:
A quickie reminder that our annual FLG Fall Float is scheduled for this Sat. Oct. 10, starting @ 9am at Riverside Park in DeWitt, downstream to Heritage Park, “behind” the Watertown Twp. Offices in Wacousta. The public is invited to spot their cars in Wacousta @ 8:30 and join us in DeWitt for the 3.5 hr float. Forecast is mid 50's and mostly sunny...perfect weather for a kayak or canoe trip down the most unknown and scenic river in Mid-Michigan. Bring a camera and your sense of adventure. For a photo and more information: Click on "Calendar".

You Can Take It With You:
While on the float, remember to order your Looking Glass RiverTrail Guide Book as well. They're $10 / ea. and going fast. Gloria Miller reports that she's ordered a 2nd printing already! Flip through it on the home page:

LogJamBee `09 is history!, and so are tons of logs and trash DeWitt, DeWitt Twp and Watertown Twp. -- Saturday Sept. 26 was a perfect day for football, but 22 men and women from mid Michigan gave it up to cut and clear eight logjams from the Looking Glass River, from Wood Road in DeWitt Twp., downstream to S. Bauer Road in Eagle (normally, a 7 - 8hr float trip). Friends of the Looking Glass organize the volunteer event for the last week in Sept. every year, in an attempt to keep the river safe for kayakers and others who float the stream, and to prevent bank erosion and stream sedimentation. A City of DeWitt DPS crew also joined in by removing a giant logjam at McGuire Park on the 24th. Two jams remain in downtown DeWitt. For photos and more information: Click on Photo Gallery, Media Gallery.

If you'd like to support the LGR Watershed work of your friends and neighbors of FLG, print out the form on the website and follow instructions.

Bob Bishop
FLG Communications Dir.