Coalition Seeks Water Trail Designation for the Shiawassee River

2016.03.08.NWT_Meeting.jpgOn Tuesday, March 8th, over a dozen people representing communities from Holly to Chesaning gathered at Baker College of Owosso to meet with Barbara Nelson-Jameson (a trails planner with the National Park Service) to discuss forming a coalition for the purpose of seeking National Water Trail designation for the Shiawassee River from its headwaters in Holly to the Shiawassee Flats within the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw Township.

In attendance were representatives of the Friends of the Shiawassee River, Headwaters Trail, Keepers of the Shiawassee, MSU Extension, Shiawassee Conservation District, and local government leaders from Linden, Fenton, Owosso, Byron, Argentine, Chesaning and St. Charles, as well as a few super volunteers. We will be making regular updates on the progress of the Shiawassee River National Water Trail Coalition and ways you can help support this effort.