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Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS
When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.
Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS
Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.
Submitted 04-08-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
The Urban Mushroom is growing a hobby into a full offering of gourmet mushrooms through their CSA program and the farmers market. They also have sights set on creative non-edible uses for the magical mycelium.
Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS
Community members are invited to help plant trees to increase the green canopy in Dickinson Buffer Park and decrease stormwater runoff.
Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS
Without financial investment from the community, The Rapidian would no longer be able to provide access to this platform of citizen journalism for our community.
Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE
As winter fades away and the days grow longer, many in West Michigan begin to think about gardening. And those without a space to garden in their own yard, look to community gardens.
Submitted 03-31-2014 under NONPROFITS
Fifth Third Bank Employees Conduct Mock Interviews with Ottawa Hills High School Students
Submitted 03-27-2014 under NEWS
The Grand River Restoration Steering Committee, just recently established by the City, is aimed at guiding the development of the Grand River restoration process.
The American Red Cross releases their new flood application to provide real-time information to residents in flood zones.
Submitted 03-25-2014 under NONPROFITS
The national organization City Parks Alliance has picked Joe Taylor Park for its innovative practices in partnerships and green infrastructure.
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