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Upper Rogue River Clean-up

  • Rogers Park

    110 N. State Street, Sparta, MI (map)

    43.162807 -85.710083

  • M37 north to Sparta. Turn right onto Division (13 Mile). Head into town and turn left on State. Park will be on your right, just before the bridge.
  • We have changed our stretch of river to focus on an area that will need considerably more effort.  We will now Meetup at Rogers Park in downtown Sparta, divide into two teams.  Team #1 will put-in on Nash Creek at the park and work downstream.  Team #2 will put-in on Division and work their way up Nash Creek from the Rogue River.

    We will be joining in with members from several other originations to open Nash Creek and the Upper Rogue River for paddling and also for the 'Rogue River Expedition', later in June.

    All we want to do is open a path 6'-10' wide so we can safely pass through with canoes and kayaks, and pick up any debris we come across in the process.

    Each team should have at least one chain saw and heavy enough ropes to pull bigger logs out of the current (not out of the river).  Smaller limbs and logs can be left to the river to take care of.  No trees are to be cut if a paddle craft can safely pass. 

    If more people RSVP than we need, then we will add more teams to cover more of the river.

    All club safety precautions will be observed at all times.  Water is expected to be near normal depth but will still be cold.  Dry bags with change of clothes are required, along with typical safety equipment for team or self rescue.

    Time to get to work, Spring is here.


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  • Chuck H.

    I am planning to come. What do I need to bring? Are we walking down to the log jams or are we kayaking down?

    June 1, 2014

  • Kim S.

    Well we got on the river early in hopes of cutting out any trees and has a very unpleasant surprise. The worse log jam I have ever seen water actually flow through. There was just no cutting it out tonight. The fate of this paddle will hinge on whether or not someone can cut those big hands out. I'll keep you posted.

    May 30, 2014

  • Valdis Eriks T.

    Have to change plans . Family things came up.

    May 19, 2014

  • Kim S.

    The recent rains have raised the water a little too high, and more rain is in the forecast. I will be making a visual check later today so keep an eye out for an update to the paddle. Postponement may be to June 7th.

    May 8, 2014

  • Valdis Eriks T.

    Have to change plans . Family things came up.

    May 6, 2014

  • Kim S.

    The Meetup has changed! Same river, just a different stretch. We have changed our stretch of river to focus on an area that will need considerably more effort. We will now Meetup at the Sparta McDonald's on West Division near M37 at 2:00, divide into two teams.

    April 28, 2014

  • ralph w

    Are you kidding? Thats just my game. I have a fair amount of rigging. It will be more fun than when the hogs ate my brother:)

    April 18, 2014


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