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Sustainability

A Healthy Plaster Creek Watershed: Magnet for birds, butterflies

Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.

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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

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.

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Locally grown gourmet mushrooms on the way to consumers, restaurants

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.

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

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.

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Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

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.

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

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.

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GR Initiative for Leaders and Fifth Third Bank Partner to Prepare Students for Career Success

Submitted 03-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

Fifth Third Bank Employees Conduct Mock Interviews with Ottawa Hills High School Students

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City officials appoint members to Grand River Restoration Steering Committee

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.

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New phone app to give citizens warning, information during flooding

Submitted 03-27-2014 under NEWS

The American Red Cross releases their new flood application to provide real-time information to residents in flood zones.

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Joe Taylor Park recognized as national city park leader

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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