Legislative Kayak

Local leaders and residents took to the waters on Monday for a legislative kayak on the Belle River and the St. Clair River.  Hosted by Michigan Trails and Greenways, the route took the kayakers south on the Belle River to the St. Clair River, then back north to the Marine City Beach.  It was the fourth time that the group has put on the event, but the first time for our area.  The Community Foundation of St. Clair County sponsored the cost of renting the Kayaks.  Lori Eschenburg of the St. Clair County Planning Commission and Blueways of St. Clair said the event was attended by local officials and departments such as the DNR.  She went on to say that State Senator Dan Lauwers presented Blueways of St. Clair with a proclamation making August 19th Michigan Water Trail Day.  Ms. Eschenburg noted that there is also a Legislative Bike Day, and Hike Day as well.  The aim of each day is to promote through lawmakers and officials the beauty of Michigan’s natural resources in different parts of the state.