Grand River Expedition


MGROW, in partnership with the Upper Grand River Alliance and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, has begun planning for Grand River Expedition 2020. Volunteers are needed. Contact mgrow@mgrow.org to learn more. 

Started in 1990 and occurring every ten years, the Grand River Expedition (GRE) is a 225 mile multi-day paddling event from the headwaters of the Grand River (Jackson, MI) to Lake Michigan (Grand Haven, MI). Past expeditions have included educational presentations and water quality monitoring. Traditionally, some participants make the entire trip, camping along the way, while others paddle shorter stretches. Participants have included scientists, historians, educators, students, environmental professionals, civic and business leaders, government representatives and writers. MLIVE had extensive coverage of GRE 2010