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Grand River Environmental Action Team

About Us

Our Mission

GREAT is a 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to promote the protection and preservation of the Upper Grand River Watershed through activities and educational programs, helping people to connect to our local waterways.

Our Work

In 1995, we petitioned the City of Jackson to remove the cement cap that covered the Grand River in the downtown district. By 2001, the cap was fully removed.

‚ÄčSince 1991, we and our volunteers have removed many tons of trash from the local watershed during our annual Grand River Cleanup events.

Did you know?

You don’t need your own equipment to paddle with us. GREAT offers free rentals and shuttle service at all of our public paddles!

Check out our Upcoming Events!


  • 2015 - Received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Jackson.
  • 2010 - Awarded the Friend of Conservation Award.
  • 2010 - GREAT celebrates our 100th public paddle in July!
  • 2006 - Received the Upper Grand River Implementation Project grant to improve the local watershed.
  • 1996 - Awarded the Jackson County Soil & Water Conservationist of the Year award.


PO Box 244

Rives Junction, MI 49277


Phone: 517-513-7504

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