Kanoe the Kazoo
Learn About Water Pollution & Enjoy a Day on the River!
Kanoe the Kazoo is an annual canoe trip to promote recreation in the Kalamazoo River watershed and raise awareness about non-point source pollution that threatens water quality in our watershed. The City of Charlotte, Olivet, and the Village of Bellevue would like to invite guests to join us in a local canoe/kayak adventure on Indian Creek (tributary of the Battle Creek River). This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:00am.
If you need to rent a boat the cost is $40, which includes the boat, paddles, and life jackets. A small registration fee of $10 is requested and will cover the cost of an event t-shirt and lunch.
You are welcome to bring your own canoe/kayak if you have one. We will work together as far as shuttling participants. Sign-in for the float will be at Shrontz Memorial Park in Olivet at 9:00am. Participants will be shuttled out to V-Drive North, where the float will begin. You will then float back to Shrontz Memorial Park in Olivet and arrive at approximately 1:00pm. There will be a BBQ lunch and a short educational program following the canoe trip.
Please register before September 15 to receive your t-shirt and lunch.
Fill out this Registration Form and return it to:
City of Olivet
C/O Erin Bierley
117 S. Main St.
PO Box 367
Olivet, MI 49076
Checks should be payable to "City of Olivet."
If you have questions, please call Matt Griffith at (517) 231-2324 or Phil Smith at (269) 317-2220.
2017 Photo Contest Open!
Enter your best photograph of Eaton County and you could win!
EATON CONSERVATION DISTRICT 2017 PHOTO CONTEST
1. Color or black and white photo accepted
2. Only one photo may be entered
3. Photos should be 8" x 10" on photo quality paper
3. Photos must be taken in Eaton County
4. All entries should have a natural resource theme. Ideas include: wildlife, landscapes, agriculture, and people enjoying nature.
5. Amateur photographers only please
Entry Deadline: November 14th!!
2017 Photo Contest Entry Form (Download here)
1st place $50 Visa Gift Card
2nd place $25 Visa Gift Card
3rd place $15 Visa Gift Card
You do not have to live in Eaton County to participate and you need not be present to win. All entries become the property of the Eaton Conservation District and the District reserves the right to use all photographs in publications or for promotional purposes.
If you have any questions, please call the office at (517) 543-1512 x 5.