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E-M:/ Sierra Club Pick-up & Paddle

Title: News Release

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                      CONTACT: Leigh Fifelski

September 17, 200                                                                                                                                                        Cell: (248) 321-4579


Sierra Club Pick-up & Paddle

3rd annual river clean up and river ride focuses on the harms of non-point source pollution


WATERFORD– This Sunday, Sierra Club members and volunteers will be pulling on their waders in an effort to protect the Clinton River and maintain it as a place for community members to fish and swim. Volunteers with the Sierra Club meet regularly in Waterford to discuss ways to keep Michigan’s water clean and safe and welcome the public to join this event to learn more.


Participants will not only learn about the harms of trash deposited into the river, but will also learn more about non-point water pollution like pesticides and septic tank overflows. 


Kayaks are available for rental with an RSVP and check made out to Sierra Club for $40.  Checks can be sent to Sierra Club at 1723 W 14 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073 by Friday, October 5, 2007.


What:          Clinton River Clean-Up and 6K Paddle followed by picnic and live music


Who:           Sierra Club members and Waterford residents 


When:         Sunday, October 7, 2007  

10am - Trash pick up along the riverbank at Cooley Lake and Cass-Elisabeth

                                Riverside Plaza. Park at Haviland Elementary on Cass-Elisabeth Road.

Noon - Canoe/kayak drop off. There will be a shuttle service from our destination point back to the canoe/kayak drop off for paddlers who wish to leave their cars at the destination point. No charge.

1:00pm - Paddle starts promptly from the Elizabeth Lake Road Canoe Livery. No Styrofoam coolers allowed. PFD a must.

3-4pm - All boats to finish at Dodge Park.

4-6pm - Picnic and live traditional Keltic music performed by Stonehenge.


Where:        Meet at Cooley Lake and Cass-Elisabeth Riverside Plaza, located where Cooley Lake Rd meets Cass-Elizabeth. Look for Sierra Club Sign.


Visuals:       Lots of trash being taken from river, people in waders.