We want to really boost our River Ranger program in 2018 to keep the Platte and Crystal Rivers clean and safe. These two rivers get a lot of visitor use during the summer months with canoes, kayaks, and tubes floating the rivers. Unfortunately, with this level of use comes the associated litter, cans, and bottles. While this is usually, unintentional, it does happen, and our River Rangers are needed to keep the rivers looking pristine!

There will be several river clean-up events listed below. In addition, we would like to sign up as many people as possible to patrol the rivers on their own schedule for the Adopt-A-River program.

  • May 21 @ 10 AM – Crystal River Outfitters in Glen Arbor – Spring River Clean-up and Adopt-A-River on the Crystal River
  • June 13 @ 10 AM – Platte River Picnic Area – Spring River Clean-up and Adopt-A-River on the Platte River
  • July 10 @ 9:30 AM – Platte River Picnic Area – River Clean-up on the Platte River – sponsored by the Traverse Area Paddle Club

Click here for more information about these events.

The Traverse Area Paddle Club is also sponsoring an Introduction to Kayaking and Safety Training meeting at the US Coast Guard Station Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00 PM. For more details and to register, click here.