GLFSA Bear River Clean Up


Background: Great Lakes Fishing and Sporting Alliance (GLFSA) is a new grassroots organization founded in 2010 on a few simple principles like habitat improvements for fish and wildlife and preserving public access for all sportsmen and their families to enjoy the outdoors.

With that goal in mind, GLFSA has decided to sponsor a river clean up outing on the new multi-use area of the Bear River in Petoskey, formally known as the Bear River Valley Recreation Area.

The idea for this clean up came from an “impromptu” clean-up performed by my children and I on this same stretch on the first nice day this spring.  While we were out walking and enjoying the area, the kids noticed there was plenty of trash around and found some bags and boxes that they could pick it up in.  Here’s a picture of what they carried out (there’s plenty more to be picked up still): 

Nice Haul!

Nice Haul!


 Here are the details, please bring your family and join us if you can! 

What: River Clean up on the Bear River Valley Recreation Area from Sheridan Road down to the Marina at the River Mouth. 

When: Saturday, May 7th 12 Noon 

Where: Meet at the Parking Lot on the South side of E. Lake Street next to the Dam.  Here’s a Map

Who: GLFSA, in partnership with the City of Petoskey. 

Why: The new area is beautiful, but like any high-traffic area, full of litter and garbage, lets meet up, clean up and give a little back to the community and the river! 

Questions?: Please email

Other Organizations who are helping out:
Emmett County’s Event Page for the Clean Up

Tip of the Mitt’s Facebook page for the event

Tip of the Mitt’s Event Page

Getting Kids Outdoors’ Page for the event

Petoskey News Review Story

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