stormwater

Rain gardens continue to flourish, transform Plaster Creek area

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is the summer of 2014, and rain has begun to fall on a hot July afternoon in West Michigan. One droplet lands on a rooftop in the Alger Heights neighborhood, running down the sloped roof into the gutter and through the downspout onto the driveway...

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The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department continues to set pace

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 14, the department earned a prestigious PACE Award from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) chapter.  Environmental Services captured the Award of Excellence for its Stormwater Management and Awareness...

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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Urban Forest Project will hold a community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park. The event is open to the public with all necessary tools, trees and training provided by Friends of Grand...

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Residents raise concern over chemicals concentrated in snow piles

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

As winter begins to loosen its grip and the large amount of snow piles around the city begin to melt, some residents are troubled over the high concentration of chemicals, namely the high quantities of road salt and debris in them and their effect...

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Citizens question where city snow piles are stored

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-06-2014 under NEWS

With one of the heaviest snowfalls on record it was not uncommon to see trucks filled with snow transporting it away from the city. However, these trucks have prompted some Grand Rapids citizens to question where all of the snow is headed. "Do...

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Large snowpack leads to concern over heightened spring flood levels

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NEWS

On April 22, 2013 the Grand River reached a historical height of 21.85 feet due in large part to two significant rain events in the same week, coupled with the typical spring time snowmelt runoff. With this year's heavy snowpack and colder...

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A Watershed Moment: Stopping stormwater runoff

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 07-25-2012 under NEWS

Pop quiz: What’s the leading source of pollution in West Michigan? If you said stormwater runoff, you're right. Stormwater runoff is the leading source of water pollution in West Michigan and in the Great Lakes Watershed in general. ...

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Rain barrel season is here

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 05-06-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

April showers bring more than flowers:  They also bring stormwater runoff, the largest source of water pollution in West Michigan and the Great Lakes. Contaminated sediments that are deposited in lakes and rivers are difficult if not impossible...

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Creston corridor to use new green technology to reduce stormwater pollution, beautify neighborhood

by (kellyalita)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NEWS

A one-mile stretch of Plainfield Avenue from Leonard to Ann Street is about to undergo a major makeover with the construction of seven bio-retention islands in the median. A bio-retention island is a type of infrastructure that uses plants, trees...

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