|Photo Purple Walrus Press.|
By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Temperatures were in the 90's but that didn't keep people from enjoying Ypsilanti Fall River Day 2017 on Sunday, September 24. The event, hosted by Ypsilanti Parks and Recreation, was held at Riverside Park.
The family friendly event included Kayak trips hosted by City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation. Kayak trips were launched from Frog Island Park. There was also a "Walk to Frog Island Park" with Elizabeth Riggs of the Huron River Watershed Council. During the walk Riggs shared information about improvements made to the canoe launch located at Frog Island. Elizabeth also discussed efforts by the community to restore the river in Ypsilanti through River Up! Local Historian James Mann was on hand to talk about "History on the Huron."
Another interesting participant was Ann Arbor's Leslie Science Center and it's "River Raptors" birds of prey set up. Also scheduled for the event was a "Nature Walk Along the B2B" with Parks Naturalist Shawn Severance. Shawn is with Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation.
Other organizations on hand with booths and activities included, Ypsilanti Township Parks and Recreation, Ypsilanti Senior Center, Ann Arbor YMCA (awesome hoola hoop exhibition by YMCA representative Chris Abolio, by the way), Fly Children's Art Center, Huron Clinton Metro parks Mobile Learning Center, Huron Valley Watershed Council/National Water Trail, Friends of the Border to Border Trail, and Ypsi Real (Ypsilanti Convention and Visitors Bureau)
|Ann Arbor YMCA representative Chris Abolio.|