Grand River

The Grand River is becoming a paddlers' paradise

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

GR Paddling gets a call from folks interested in kayaking near Grand Rapids but are unsure which tributary might make the best adventure. That's where Jeff Neumann comes in. "We've got 21 different reaches to pick from on five...

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River restoration working through permitting process

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

By Nicholas Occhipinti The Grand River is held in the public trust as a water body of the people of the State of Michigan and the United States. As such, any alteration, particularly one as large and impactful as the proposed Grand River...

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Federal grant effort builds unique collaboration

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The flood of April 2013, which damaged hundreds of homes and threatened Grand Rapids’ downtown core, qualified the community as a candidate for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) $800 million National Disaster...

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Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Rowing Association (GRRA) will offer programs to help interested adults and teenagers learn the basics of rowing this fall. One such activity is Learn to Row Day on September 12. The free, open house event gives adults and children...

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Deanna Geehoed and Micah Warners.   The Plaster Creek Green Team is celebrating its third summer of engaging high school students in watershed restoration. The Green Team is an initiative of Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Time to review GR Forward

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown, everybody’s neighborhood, is changing and growing for the better- and Grand Rapidians right now have a unique opportunity to shape its future. GR Forward is a once-in-a-generation initiative to prepare a community plan and...

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Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

When she moved from the East side of the state to enroll in classes at Grand Valley State University, Kendall Gilbert found more outside the classroom than she had bargained for.  Gilbert's original vision was to cultivate a sharing...

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Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

by (Wendy Ogilvie)

Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION

I love water. So I guess it’s not a surprise that once I came to Michigan I stayed. Water has been the focus of my work and play for over 20 years, with much of that on the mighty Grand River itself. When I moved to Grand Rapids in the 80...

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Volunteers needed for annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

Registration is now open for volunteers for the 11th annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup presented by West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) on Saturday, September 20.  Staging will take place at Sixth Street Park promptly at 9 a...

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11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 11th annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup is approaching. The event will be hosted by WMEAC and will take place on the morning of September 20th at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. During this cleanup volunteers will clean up the riverbanks...

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