Coming Soon - New Website

Dear Fellow Paddlers and Friends,

Huron River Paddlers is currently building a new home in cyberspace. We will continue to update this blog in the meantime, but look for the launch of the new site later this Spring. Thank you to everyone who continues to use HRP as a resource for whitewater paddling information on the Huron River and the rest of Lower Michigan.

At the right, you have links to stream flow information for the Huron, Chippewa, and Red Cedar Rivers. Please use them! Also, there are links to relevant information related to the potential removal/alteration of Ann Arbor's Argo Dam. Stay tuned for more news about the dam and its future. Lastly, scroll to the bottom of the page for information about local paddling clubs and more.

Thanks again for visiting! See you on the river.



Introductory Class on the Huron

This Spring, the Lansing Area Whitewater Paddlers (LAWWP) and the Lansing Area Instructors (LAINST) are offering a class called "River Kayaking," which includes a run down the Mighty Huron!

Two pool sessions (held at the East Lansing Community Center) will be followed by a fun all-day trip down the light rapids of the Huron River in Ann Arbor. Students will learn paddling maneuvers, safety skills, and water-reading techniques needed to paddle rivers safely.

Cost: $75.
Dates: May 5, 12 in the pool and May 16 on the river.

For details on this and other great offerings from LAWWP/LAINST, please contact:

Todd Leigh, toddleigh@hotmail.com
Linda Savage, savage@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 333-9716

Public Meetings - Paddlers' Input Needed

Ann Arbor's Environmental Commission meetings are open to the public.

March 26, 7pm
April 23, 7pm
May 28, 7pm
June 25, 7pm

Ann Arbor's Park Advisory Commission meetings are open to the public.

March 17, 4pm
April 21, 4pm
May 19, 4 pm
June 16, 4pm


HRP Archives

As of March 1, 2009, http://www.huronriverpaddlers.blogspot.com/ has received over 2,600 hits. HRP has posted 25 updates, which include action alerts, links to dam removal and whitewater park resources, and editorials about the status of the proposped removal of Ann Arbor's Argo Dam.

New links (on the right-hand sidebar) are added almost daily, and the full spectrum of project-related resources from the City of Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, and Recreation, Engineering, & Paddling, are available under the heading "Project Resources."

The Blog Archive helps keep the homepage short, but allows visitors to check back on updates that began in August 2008.

For all new visitors, we encourage you to peruse the archive! If you are working on a whitewater-related project in your area (i.e. Grand Rapids, Flint, Allegan County, Petoskey, or elsewhere), you may find useful information or inspiration for advocating in your community.

If at anytime our visitors have questions or want to request more information, please email michiganwhitewater@gmail.com.