Cleanup: June 14
Troll Landing - Upper Stretches of the Rifle 2660 Rifle River Trail, West Branch, MI 48661 (989) 345-7260 http://www.trolllanding.com/
White’s Greenwood - Troll Landing /High Banks down to Maple Ridge Road 382 Melita Rd, Sterling, MI 48659 (989) 654-2654 http://www.whitescanoe.com/
River View Campground - Sterling - Maple Ridge Road down to Melita (M-70 Bridge) 5755 Townline Rd, Sterling, MI 48659 (989) 654-2447 http://riverviewcampground.com/
Rifle River Campground - Sterling - M-70 Bridge down to Grove Road (Crystal Creek) Bridge 5825 Townline Rd, Sterling, MI 48659 (989) 654-2556 http://riflerivercampground.com/
Riverbend Campground - Stoddard Landing down to Riverbend Campground Omer 1165 N Main St, Omer, MI 48749 (989) 653-2576 http://www.riverbendomer.com/
Volunteers should meet at a participating livery at 10am on Saturday June 14th. This is a working event, no beer or alcohol.
Your members may join the event on Facebook if they have accounts. It’s a very good way to get information out to everyone. And, http://riflerivercleanup.org will get you there with or without a Facebook account. The number of participating liveries may increase as we get closer to the event, so please do check the page for updates..
Work project, July 12
The July 12 Rifle River streambank erosion control event will be held from 10am-3pm. Lunch and tools will be provided, but if volunteers have their own waders it will be very helpful if they can bring them along. Gloves come in handy, too.
We will be installing approximately 400 feet of double-row tree revetment along a large eroding streambank on the main stem Rifle River. This will be similar to volunteer event projects that Huron Pines and Trout Unlimited have completed in recent summers.
Please RSVP at www.volunteernorthernmichigan.org for this event. You may also RSVP at 989.448.2293 ext. 21, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a private landowner’s property and exact directions will be sent to everyone that RSVP’s. But so you know, we will meet at 3724 Rifle River Trail, Prescott MI 48756. There is a two-track leading to the streambank and I will mark the way with temporary signage, and we can shuttle folks to the project site from the designated parking area.
It is a fairly large site and there will be demanding work including anchoring whole trees to the streambank. Lighter work will include broadcasting native plant seed and planting bare root saplings and plugs of grasses and wildflowers.