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    Default Little Su Classic is July 3rd

    It's time again for the Little Su Classic.

    This year's fourth running of the Little Su Classic has some changes. Although there will still be canoe, raft, and kayak race categories, the main emphasis is on cleaning up the Little Susitna River. Not only is the Little Su home to all five species of Pacific Salmon, but it also provides recreational opportunities for all of South Central Alaska.
    This popularity comes at a price, however. Spring flooding leaves debris in the river bed, and unthinking neighbors allow their trash to find it's way into the water.

    Susitna Rotary Club, with the help of community minded organizations and individuals, will be out cleaning the river on July 3. We will meet at the Schrock Rd. bridge at 8am and start floating the river, picking up trash. There will be coffee and donuts for everyone at the launch, and a chance to sign up for fun and games. Along the way we will be stopping along gravel bars to dump our trash at pick-up stations, enjoy a frosty cold beverage, or try our luck at a poker hand. Advance registration is only $20 per person and includes a poker hand, picnic BBQ, prize drawings, and a commemorative T-shirt. Registration is also available the morning of the event for $25. All proceeds will be used for community service projects in the Susitna River drainage.

    At the finish line at the Parks Highway bridge in Houston, there will be a BBQ picnic, live music, and awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded for the fastest finishers in the raft, kayak, and canoe categories. Prizes will be awarded for the collection of the most trash along the route.

    Come out and join us as we clean up the Little Susitna River, on July 3rd at 8am at the Schrock Rd. bridge, or join us starting at 2pm at the Little Susitna River bridge on the Parks Highway in Houston. Registration is available at the Houston Chamber building at mile 57.3 Parks Highway, by calling Jack Timm at 715-7671, or on-line at Susitna Rotary on Facebook.

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    bump bump bump
    Call mr.t to register
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    we spent 9 hours the other day cutting sweepers and dangerous obsticles out of the river making it a portage free float. Come out and enjoy the day floating the little sue and have a great day of fun cleaning up our river
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    So in a raft how much time to float from bridge to bridge you think?I never wanted to go down that part after a friend almost did himself in on one of those sweepers. Now that sounds like a nice short float. Thanks for your efforts. A friend from outside is showing up tomorrow so i can't float on the 3rd but wish I could.

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    there is 4+ mph of current and it's about 19 miles so about 4 hours if you float straight through from bridge to bridge
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    Thanks to the Sustina Rotary Club sponsoring a great event last Saturday. Our group included two young paddlers fresh out of an introduction to paddling given by a summer day camp program in town. The Little Su Classic was the perfect next step in developing their skill on the water. With this event you also get to meet a lot of nice people having fun. We will be back next season.

    thomas

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