Friday, March 13, 2009

Detroit River cleanup date annouced

Early Riser Open House
On April 11th, 2009 Humbug Marsh will be open at 6 AM and close at 3 PM.
Whether you would like to take photos, an early walk, or just sit on the deck and enjoy the morning-the marsh will be open.
Sponsored by Friends of the Detroit River
SATURDAY,April 18th
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Many hands make light work- so instead of having a garlic mustard pull, we will be assisting the Friends of the Detroit River with their clean-up.

Who? Small craft boat owners, volunteers, families, & friends - Anyone interested in helping to cleanup litter along the waterfronts.
Why? A large-scale cleanup of the shores and small islands in the Lower Detroit River is being planned for this day. The goal is to pick up as much litter as possible that resides along the shores of the many dikes, islands, and bays in the lower river.
What is needed? Volunteers with/or without small outboard boats
Glove & boots - Dress for the weather and protection
Extra lifejackets (if you have them)
Where? Trenton Rotary Park - Foot of Harrison St., just off West Jefferson. Orientation meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. Trenton boat launch may be used for boats on trailers.
Boats will be launched after orientation. A picnic lunch will be provided for all who participate.
Anyone needing additional information or those who plan on bringing his/her boat to the event, please call 1-734-676-4626 after 4 PM. See our site at:

Kristi Thiel
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

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