Plaster Creek

Plaster Creek Stewards Summer Green Team to train youth in watershed restoration

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Dave Warners and Gail Heffner During the summer of 2013 the Plaster Creek Stewards piloted a summer “Green Team” for urban high school students who either live within or attend school or church within the Plaster Creek...

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Lament for 'Kee-no-shay' Creek

by (gailheffner)

Submitted 02-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Michael Ryskamp and Gail Heffner with research assistance by Kelsey Waterman and Owen Selles   In 1901, botanist Emma Cole published "Grand Rapids Flora," an ambitious endeavor representing years of tromping through natural...

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Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Gunst Heffner (with David Warners and Michael Ryskamp) Lake Michigan is an important contributor to the health of the Great Lakes region, the largest fresh water resource in the world. The Grand River and its many tributaries are...

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Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-15-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW On this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an effort to bring back to health a key watershed in the Grand Rapids area. Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Calvin College to host native plant sale

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NEWS

The idea of going "local" has been all the rage in recent years, applying to food, goods, and services. But what about local plants? On May 5, Calvin College will host its annual Native Plant Sale. This is an opportunity for residents to...

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