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  • Chuck Julian
    The river cleanup went well on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2010. We had 12 people put in at Hogan Road and take out at McCaslin Lake Road. We cut one big tree and a
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 20, 2010
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      The river cleanup went well on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2010. We had 12 people
      put in at Hogan Road and take out at McCaslin Lake Road. We cut one big
      tree and a couple of small ones, trimmed some face slappers and pulled a
      lot of trash out of the river (We lost two orange log cutting wedges at
      the newly cut big tree, let me know if you find them. The water was a
      little to stirred up for us to see them once they hit bottom). We
      started at 9 and finished at 2:30. Afterward, we were served dinner at
      Ricky Ostrowski's house, played a game he called Polish horse shoes and
      enjoyed ourselves with each other's company. We were able to transport
      the trash to the Argentine dumpster with the exception of the tires. At
      this point, we are not sure what to do with them. Thank you to everyone
      who came and thank you to Doug and Kristy Fairbanks for loaning us four
      canoes, their van and trailer. We would not have been able to transport
      the all the trash without them. Debbie McCarty transported the trash to
      Argentine, only then to have her water pump fail in her truck. The
      recent rain has brought the river up a foot or more, so if it goes down
      again, there may be logs that need to be cut. At the current river
      level, the Shiawassee River is clear from Water Works Park in Holly, to
      Bird Road in Argentine. I am told that the stretch downstream from Bird
      needs a lot of work but that will have to wait till next summer. Now is
      the time to enjoy the river. The fall colors are just starting to come
      out. Migrating ducks, Sand Hill Cranes and Blue Heron abound on the
      river. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty.

      Chuck Julian
      Headwaters Trails Volunteer
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