Community Updates: Friday, September 23

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-23-2022 under NEWS

Thrive Outside Grand Rapids to Bring Free Outdoor Activities to Grand Rapids in October In celebration of National Thrive Outside Day, Thrive Outside Grand Rapids has announced that they will be organizing a number of outdoor...

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Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-06-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Blandford Nature Center is a natural land resource within the city of Grand Rapids of nearly 150 acres reflecting various ecosystems, featuring a nature...

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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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Discovering a city thriving with nature

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 05-07-2014 under VOICES

After a long-awaited return, spring has finally graced us with its presence. With the temperatures slowly getting warmer every day, the first thing I think of is where and how I am going to spend my free days outside. When I moved to West Michigan...

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Blandford Nature Center offers adults peaceful experience in nature

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-05-2012 under NEWS

  On Dec. 6, there will be a silent night hike for adults at the Blandford Nature Center. Kristin Tindall, educational staffperson at Blandford, will be leading the hike. Hikers will go into the woods to experience the sounds of the forest....

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Million Meal March raises $48K ahead of Saturday hike

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

With the forecast for Saturday promising sun, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is heading into the Million Meal March Trail Hike having collected over $48,000 to feed struggling families. The Million Meal March is more than a fifth of the way...

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