The HRWC paddle trip this past Saturday was a great turnout!  Not only did we have many paddlers, but we had many guides and HRWC staff members with us.  Among the expert guides were Ron Sell, Barry Lonik, and Robert Jack.  From HRWC, Elizabeth Riggs and Kris Olsson participated in the trip.  In addition, Joan Martin, a retired HRWC staff member of 20 years joined the trip!  Needless to say, there were many Huron River advocates and watershed experts.

The trip started at Huron Meadows Metropark and headed toward the chain of lakes.  This is an interesting part of the river because paddlers can observe the impacts of development on the river and the importance of riparian buffer zones.  When we arrived at Strawberry Lake, we were met with very high winds.  This was the most challenging stretch of the day, but we persevered and paddled across against the wind.  Finally, we crossed Zukey Lake, which was much calmer and a nice way to wind down the trip.  Our trip ended at Zukey Lake Tavern, where we gathered for a tasty bite to eat and shared stories about the paddle trip! 

Thanks to the volunteers, HRWC Staff, and all of the paddlers for a great trip!

The next paddle trip, the Full Moon Paddle, is on Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30 in the Pinckney Recreation Area.  Contact Emily to register at