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Posted by LE on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The Pine River
Pine River
We did a new section of the Pine River on Sunday.  We put in at Fred Meiselbach Park Access off Newman Road and went south. Here is the link to the Park access web page on the Blueways website; http://www.bluewaysofstclair.org/planyourtrip.asp?ait=av&aid=1633&v=p We went about 1.5 miles before we hit a log jam, and we did more...
Posted by LD on Sunday, May 11, 2014
Island Loop Dedication
kayaks line up for the Island Loop Paddle
The day was picture perfect, the dedication was wonderful and the paddle was a blast. A special thanks to all the volunteers - especially the Blue Water Social Club.
Posted by LE on Friday, February 14, 2014
The Blueways are White
vintage 1976!
Get out there even though it is cold outside!  You will be rewarded with all nature has to offer.  An oldie but a goodie vintage 1976 smnowmobile!
Posted by LE on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Island Loop National Water Trail Dedication
2013 Paddle and Pour
Save the date of Saturday, May 10, 2014! We will be dedicating the first National Water Trail in Michigan at Bakers Field at 9:30 am in Port Huron Township.  After the dedication we will paddle part of the trail to the new launch in the City of Port Huron.  More activity details to more...
Posted by LE on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Icy Morning
Photo Credit: Lynn M. Smith
In early morning sub-zero temperatures, the only ones using the Blueways are the big ships.   And many species of Ducks!
Posted by LE on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Belle River Watershed Public Input Meeting January 28, 6:30 pm Southeast Michgan Conservation Club Hall 2402 Belle River Road, East China, MI  The discussion will focus on log jams. flooding and public access.  See the flyer for more details. Belle River Watershed meeting Flyer
Posted by LE on Thursday, November 21, 2013
Please check out this story in the Times Herald about our designation of the Island Loop Route as a National Water Trail. http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20131119/NEWS01/311190015
Posted by LE on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Island Loop Route is now a National Water Trail
A paddle event in the Black River in Port Huron
Island Loop Route Becomes First National Water Trail in Michigan Port Huron, Michigan – St. Clair County announced today the designation of the Island Loop Route to the National Water Trail System by the National Park Service. The designation is the result of the Blueways of St. Clair initiative, a joint project more...
Posted by LE on Friday, November 01, 2013
Please consider voting to improve a regional marina
Group Kayak in Port Austin
Port Austin Kayak offers kayak, bike and stand-up paddleboard rentals. I applied for a $250,000 grant to improve the Kayak Shop and Marina.  Please help me get the grant by voting at:  https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/132018   Two years ago I purchased a foreclosed, run down marina in Port Austin to run my kayak rental.  I more...
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