July 28, 2018
1st Jordan River Clean Sweep Event
Last Spring, Brian Talsma from the Antrim Conserva tion District contacted me
asking if I would help him do a river cleanup on the Jordan.
I was only too happy to help him and I canceled my previously scheduled trip so he
could plan and pull off the event himself. He did a great job.
Brian got a grant, support from other organizations, participation from fishing
clubs and, for the first time I can remember, he got a fisherman to come with
his drift boat to help out. That's a first as far as I know.
Even with some no-shows, there were some26 people arrived to
help with the project. That's more than ever before.
We were able, for the first time, to split into two groups and clean from
Graves Xing to the boat landing at the base of Lake Charlevoix in East Jordan.
Food and gear was provided and we took a lot of trash out of the Jordan today.
Our thanks go out to the Jordan Valley Outfitters for our free shuttle and to the
Great Lakes Commission Grants for the grant that made this event possible.
The BRCS was able to obtain a used 17 foot ArrowCraft canoe and roof rack to
donate to the ACD for them to use for their future cleanups and conservation work.
I applaud Brian and Deana for a project well done.
All the photos that I took can be found here: