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River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) have come together to envision the River For All project. These organizations hope to breathe new life into six parks along the...

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A two-for-one deal: Volunteers help improve 'rabbitat'

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Cottontail rabbits are such a common sight in southern Michigan’s city parks, gardens and backyards that you may never think about where else they live or about the habitat they need beyond our neighborhoods. But rabbits also live on public...

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Service learning opportunities for students at Comprenew

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Attention teachers and educators! Have you been looking for a hands-on opportunity for your students to learn more about technology and environmental stewardship? We would love to host you and your students for a service learning opportunity...

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Flight club: Singing the praises-and dispelling the myths-of Michigan bats

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

This month, you’ll probably see a lot of red-eyed, fang-bared bat decorations for Halloween. Bats are nearly synonymous with the spooky holiday, but this association doesn’t do them any favors. In fact, bats are among the most...

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Grand River Water Festival combines musical entertainment, discussion of water protection

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 06-20-2018 under NEWS

The ninth annual Grand River Water Festival, an educational and musical event centered around the appreciation of water and its necessity to our lives, will take place this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Riverside Park. The event will feature...

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Forum provides opportunity to discuss environmental issues with local political hopefuls

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you passionate about health and local environmental issues? Join us Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dominican Center at Marywood for a forum on environmental topics with local political hopefuls.  The Kent County Candidate...

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Father's Day Electronics Recycling Event at Comprenew

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community with dad? Do you have an interest in technology or protecting the environment? Comprenew is inviting families to come dismantle electronics for recycling and learn more about the hazards...

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Going green in Grand Rapids: Properly disposing of your spring cleaning

by (HaleyK)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under OPINION

Out with the cold, in with the warm! After a month of record low temperatures and a few blankets of snow, it’s finally starting to warm up here in Grand Rapids! If you’ve procrastinated on breaking down and disposing some of those...

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WMEAC to host fourth annual Blue Tie Ball

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

One of the top political issues impacting Michigan today has to do with water. Whether it be the ongoing Flint water crisis, the controversial Enbridge pipeline Line 5, the permit for Nestlé bottling water from the state’s groundwater supply,...

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Screening of 'Nor Any Drop to Drink: The Flint Water Crisis' in Grand Rapids

by (Cedric Taylor)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is without question one of the most serious man-made disasters in recent memory. Most of us undoubtedly have seen news reports of brown, brackish tap water, bags of hair, skin rashes, marches and protests, crowded...

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