An AuSable Riverboat

An AuSable Riverboat

This Saturday, July 18, 2009, the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited is holding a party to celebrate the first 50 years of Trout Unlimited in Michigan. The “Michigan Celebration” will be held at the DNR Rayburn property on the banks of the AuSable River, which is located about two miles east of Grayling off of North Down River Road. The event is free and open to the public. Canoeists, tubers, kayakers and other river users are also encouraged to attend as the Rayburn site is located right on the River.

The Michigan Celebration will include food, raffles, displays, games, entertainment, kid’s activities; fly casting & fly tying demonstrations and much more. There will be music, art and special presentations. Everyone is invited to come and learn about conservation efforts from numerous Trout Unlimited partners. We expect the event to be fun, interactive, informative and an all-around special day. For more information, please visit the Michigan Celebration website. (Michigan Trout Unlimited News Release)

Schedule of Events

10 AM       Clinton River Watershed Council – Volunteers and River Monitoring

11 AM        Writings of Robert Traver by Glen Blackwood

12 PM        Huron Pines – River Habitat Improvement

1 PM           Award Presentation

1:30 PM     Sierra Club – Water Sentinels and CAFOs

2 PM           Fly Casting Workshop

2 PM           Music by Mike Freer

3 PM            Michigan Environmental Council – Great Lakes Compact and Water Withdrawals

4 PM            Conservation Resource  Alliance  – River Projects in NW Michigan

5 PM             Music by Alan Cayn

7 PM             End Raffle

Ongoing Activities

10 AM – 4 PM      Face Painting

10 AM – 6 PM      Fly Casting

10 AM – 6 PM       Fly Tying Workshop

10 AM – 6 PM        Kids Fly Tying