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Experience the Resurgence of the Detroit Waterfront and Parks
Ever wonder how raw water becomes drinking water? Let’s find out at the Water Works Park’s water treatment plant. After a video presentation, the factory manager will conduct a walking tour of the facility and explain the process. The trip includes a bus tour of Belle Isle narrated by an expert on the island’s history, landmarks, challenges, and planned updates. We will explore the waterfront with a guided bus tour of the Detroit International Riverwalk, its sites and future plans and get a glimpse of Valade Park, a former buoy storage yard/cement factory creatively repurposed into a park for all ages. We will visit the Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC) where we will enjoy a catered lunch, (selection of sandwiches, salads, desserts) in their air-conditioned building, have an opportunity to check out exhibits, and attend one class, “City Slickers” or “Birding for Beginners.” “City Slickers” focuses on the increasing number of four-legged creatures that call Detroit home, the special adaptations they have made to become urbanites, and predator-prey relationships. The “Birding for Beginners” class teaches the basics of birding with an opportunity to practice bird identification. Both classes will be held inside the OAC, with the possibility of going outdoors for a portion of the birding class. Register early to get your preferred class. OLLI members will be asked to complete adult release and tour attendee forms and submit a copy of their ID a month in advance of the trip for entrance to the Water Works tour. (We hear it’s worth it!) There will be no cell phone usage of any kind permitted during the tour. Boarding will begin at 7:30am to ensure a prompt departure at 8:00am. Please call Lisa Barton (734) 998-9356 with any questions or concerns about participating. No refunds without replacements inside 30 days of trip departure.
Event Type : Out of Town Trips      
Date(s) : 07/22/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 8:00am-5:00pm
Location : Meet at Meijer
Address : 3825 Carpenter Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Fee : $121.00 (Includes lunch, snacks, and tips)
Event Status : COMPLETED