Our second volunteer event took place on July 26th with the Huron River Watershed Council. We participated in a River Clean-Up where our participants met with the guide at the Argo Canoe Livery and began their adventure from there. Our very own, Dan Jacobs, wrote a narrative about the event:
Good fun was had by all, even if we walked away a bit sore. We hit the water about 1:45 after waiting for an all clear, due to earlier lighting. The fun part was the start of the trip where we went thru the rapids (sluice ways between ponds). The satisfying part of the trip was cleaning up the river edge of about 2-3 cu yards of waste. Everyone’s kayak was full and over flowing especially Noah’s, as he brought in the biggest catch of an inflatable raft that had been left behind and was filled with water. Lissa and Dan battled to see who could find the most flip flops, sandals and shoes. Don and Jeff were our nimble shore party braving getting in and out of the kayaks to pick up waste from the shore line. Don may be a bit bruised from his heroic efforts but he did not make the plunge like Jeff, as he was our only capsize victim. Tyler was the rabbit of the group keeping up with our Parks Guide, trying to show that his time in the weight room did pay off. We landed at about 5:00 to the praises of numerous individuals we passed along the way and the park staff. Certainly felt good to know we had made a difference in what others following us would not have to see.”
The HRWC is great to work with and very accommodating. If you work for an Ann Arbor company and are looking for a fun, challenging volunteer event for your group, we recommend the HRWC!
⋅As part of our year long 35th Anniversary celebrations, the A3C staff voted to give back to the community,
through volunteer events, to show gratitude for the support Ann Arbor has given to our business.