Fliric is a bit shy, but she would like to introduce herself. She is a creature who lives in our beautiful Flint River. She’s spent most of her life quietly enjoying nature and swimming in the cool water, but she loves her home so much that she just had to start telling us about it. Because Fliric has never been in public before, she’s not quite sure what to wear. Can you help her pick out her colors? Fliric, like a lot of animals in colder climates, likes to have winter colors and summer colors. Use this coloring page to help her decide what they should be! The winners will get a fun prize!
Flint River Flotilla How-To:
1. Purchase tickets & pre-order your Flotilla gear here through Sunday, August 16th, 2020.
2. Choose your float location, time, and vessel. Let someone on land know your float plan.
3. Decorate your boat, create a costume, and embark on your Flotilla adventure!! Be sure to bring your life jacket!
4. Post your photos or videos to the Flotilla 2020 Facebook page, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered to win Flotilla prizes, as well as awards for best costume and best boat decoration!
Preview of the 2020 Flint River Flotilla T-Shirt and Tank:
It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to an invaluable member of the Corridor Alliance’s board and executive committee. Alisa Stewart (formerly Craig), passed away on March 24th, 2020 as a result of an auto accident, and donated her organs as a gift of life.
Alisa served on our Board with love, integrity and always had the biggest heart when it came to our mission for our Flint River. It is hard to believe that she is no longer with us, but her spirit always will be. She was truly an amazing human with a smile that will forever warm our hearts.
“Our executive committee meetings were like siting around the conference room table with sisters. We laughed, we brainstormed, we got things done and we were a team. It’s hard to believe that we won’t see that wonderful smile of hers or that magical energy she had.” — Kathleen Gazall, Corridor Alliance Board Chair.
Our community will feel this great loss. She loved her job, she loved volunteering and giving back. She loved all of us.
Please keep her children and her family in your thoughts.
With love and peace – Kathleen Gazall, Chair; Rebecca Fedewa, Vice Chair; Cheryl McHallam, Treasurer; Sarah Scheitler, Corridor Alliance Manager; and the Corridor Alliance Board of Directors.
Hurley Medical Center, where Alisa served as the Director of Wellness Services, shared a video of Alisa’s final “Honor Walk” through the hospital in recognition of her Gift of Life. Click here to view this moving tribute.
Check out our introduction to our new video series Exploring the Flint River! We’re posting these monthly to answer your questions, so let us know what you want to see next. Email email@example.com to reach out.
Pre-registration ends Thursday, August 1st at midnight. Register here! https://corridoralliance.ticketspice.com/flint-river-flotilla-2019
We need 50 volunteers to help with the Flotilla! Free t-shirt included. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A PDF of the Flotilla flyer is available here: Flotilla 2019 Flyer 8.5×11
Save time on Flotilla day – fill out your liability waiver in advance! Download and print the waiver, complete and sign the bottom of the form, and bring with you to Flotilla registration. Minors must have a guardian signature to participate. KF Waiver final – 2019.05.24
Flint River Flotilla 2019 – Endless Summer
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
Parking & After-Party at: Mott Park Recreation Area, Sunset Dr. just east of Ballenger Hwy.
Registration & Launch at: Tenacity Brewing, 119 N. Grand Traverse, Flint, MI 48503
Registration begins at 11am, Tenacity will also be open at 11am
Launch Times: Launches will be in waves this year to avoid extended lines at the start.
- Inflatable rafts/tubes: launch at 11:30am
- Mixed groups of inflatables & boats, or boats who will slow float: launch at 12pm
- Boats with paddles: launch at 12:30pm
Registration: $10/person, Ages 12 & under FREE Pre-Register Here until August 1st
2019 Flint River Flotilla T-Shirts: $16 pre-order, $20 day-of
Kayak Rental for the Flotilla: $25 – There are no more kayak rentals remaining (7/31/19)
Inflatable floats: $20 (limited quantity, yours to keep)
Life Jackets: $5 (limited quantity, yours to keep)
The Flint River Flotilla returns for its 5th year as the best river party in Flint! Our theme this year is Endless Summer, so come in your best surf/paddle attire and decorate your boat to match. Bring your inner tube, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or anything that floats (plus a life jacket!) and join us on this relaxing and fun journey down the Flint River from Tenacity Brewing to the Mott Park Recreation Area. The float will take about 2 hours.
Stay for the after party, sponsored by Hurley Medical Center and NAETC/Local 659, at the Mott Park landing featuring live music by local band Sweet Pea, Flotilla prizes, Bella’s Food Truck, an ice cream cart by Jon Hardman, photo ops, and more!
You ticket gets you access to a shuttle from the parking area to the launch site, Flotilla entry and support along the float, access to the after-party, and an exclusive Flint River Flotilla 2019 sticker.
Flint River Flotilla How-To:
- Purchase tickets & pre-order your Flotilla gear HERE through Thursday, August 1st. Day-of registration is also available beginning at 11am.
- Park at Mott Park Rec Area (former Mott Park Golf Course) – enter off Sunset Dr. east of Ballenger Hwy (see map below).
- Hop on the shuttle to the registration and launch site at Tenacity Brewing, 119 Grand Traverse. Be sure to bring your:
- Wearable life jacket
- Payment (cards & cash accepted) if you need to register and/or want to purchase a beverage at Tenacity
The shuttle service begins at 11:00am and runs until 12:30pm. Please bring your rafts uninflated for transport on the shuttle. Air compressors available. *If you’re bringing a canoe or kayak, drop it off at Tenacity Brewing (119 N. Grand Traverse) and then proceed with your vehicle to the parking area at Mott Park and hop on the shuttle back to the launch site.
- Fill out liability waiver (also available to download above) and get a hand stamp. Everyone under 18 must have a guardian signature on liability waiver. All participants must wear a life jacket. No alcohol on the river. We will have limited life jackets available for purchase at registration for $5 each.
- Float through the endless summer!
- Enjoy the after-party at the Mott Park landing with music, food trucks, photo ops, and Flotilla prizes!
* Event will occur rain or shine. Severe weather may delay start time.
A huge thank-you to our Flint River Flotilla 2019 sponsors!
Party Wave Joint Sponsors:
Mott Park Footbridge
Surf’s Up Sponsors:
Hang Loose Sponsors:
Join us downtown on March 8th, 9th, and 21st to support the Paddlers’ Landing! Learn more and donate at www.patronicity.com/paddlerslanding.
The Corridor Alliance Chapter of the Flint River Watershed Coalition is working with the Mott Park Recreation Association (MPRA) and the City of Flint to help residents reclaim the Flint River through increased access for all. In response to community & resident input gathered by the MPRA in 2015, we are partnering to build a safe river access point at the Mott Park Recreation Area off of Sunset Drive near Ballenger Highway. This landing will provide an opportunity for all Flint residents to safely access the river.
We launched a Patronicity crowdfunding campaign in late January 2019 to raise $50,000 in 50 days, and ended up exceeding our goal by bringing in over $65,000! You can see the details of the campaign and project update here.
Because we met our goal, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) matched the first $50,000, essentially DOUBLING YOUR DONATION!
If you have questions or concerns about this please contact: Sarah Scheitler, Corridor Alliance Manager at 810-241-6966 or email@example.com.
Learn more and donate here: www.patronicity.com/paddlerslanding
Join us on Thursday, January 31st from 6pm-9pm at Factory One in Carriage Town for updates on our progress in 2018, as well as exciting announcements about our plans for 2019. Food, cash bar, and exciting raffles. RSVP and/or purchase your tickets HERE.
The 2018 Flint River Flotilla was a huge success, with over 200 participants floating the Flint River from Tenacity Brewing to paradise. Despite low water levels due to the continuing drought, folks enjoyed a relaxing and convivial time, ending with an after-party at Mott Park Recreation Area. Participants were treated to music by the Boys & Girls Club of Flint Steel Band, burgers from Bella’s Concessions, and had fun with a photo station, kayak raffle, and information about the Flint River.
Check out the full photo album here.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and we’ll see you next year!
Wade Trim won this year’s Captains of Industry prize for the most participants!
Best Costume Prize – Bob
Best Float Prize – Neil
Kayak Raffle Winner – Michele!