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Catalyst Radio: how public parks inspire sustainable communities

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Host Katie Gordon speaks with Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forest Project Coordinator at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, on the important role parks play in community building and sustainability.

/Erik Tank / Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Michele Fife, Katie Gordon and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on community issues, public affairs, social justice, and media literacy. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.


Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

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Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forest Project Coordinator at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, shares information about the upcoming planning process for city parks, how these parks and green spaces fit into larger environmental and sustainable goals of the city and how residents can get involved.

Add your voice: Public Open Houses on the Master Planning Process for the future of parks 

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Read: Parks are living room of our neighborhoods, hold communal memories

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