Marine News from the Great Lakes

Clean-up of the Clinton River

Published: Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring is fast approaching, due to the snow melt and the heavy spring rains, debris will once again be
dislodged from the shore line and will float down the Clinton River to Lake St. Clair. The Anchor Bay
Yachting Association with the support of the Clinton River Watershed Council, and The Harrison
Township Environmental Committee is joining forces again this year to coordinate the 12th Annual
Clinton River Clean-up. We are again looking for volunteers and boats to remove this debris in the
river. Even if you do not use the Clinton River, this debris (logs and other garbage) ends up in the lake,
which if hit could cause major damage to many vessels.

The Clinton River Clean-Up is open to everyone that would like to volunteer, all boaters, and yes,
even non-boaters are welcome to attend. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016
@ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Pride of Michigan dock on the Clinton River (west side of North Star Sail
Club which is located on 32041 South River Road – Harrison Twp.). A free lunch will be provided to
everyone by the Anchor Bay Yachting Association when you return.

The event schedule is as follows:
Check in: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Boats Leave the Dock at: 9:30 am sharp
Boats Return at: 1:00 pm

In previous years we removed a record amount of debris from the river. To break that record this year,
we need to assemble more volunteers, boats, dinghy, and personal watercraft. Please volunteer your
time and boats to help us make the waterways safe and clean. We also are in the need of more lines
(ropes) that will be used to tow some of the largest logs back to the removal area by the (Pride of
Michigan); if you have any lines or (ropes) please bring them with you.
The Anchor Bay Yachting Association, Clinton River Watershed Council, along with The Harrison
Township Environmental Committee, look forward to seeing you at this event.

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake St. Clair


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