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Join Us for Alternatives in Motion's 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 10-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Alternatives in Motion would love to count you in for our 6th Annual AIM High Endurance Awards benefiting persons with disabilities in west Michigan. The evening includes dinner, an auction, awards presentation, and keynote speaker. This year our...

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Woodcock making impressive return

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

With nicknames like timberdoodle and bogsucker, you’d think it’d be hard to be taken seriously. And yet hundreds of naturalists from around the world will converge on Michigan this fall to discuss ways to help conserve the tiny but...

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Improving Michigan's elk habitat is family affair

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Their grins say it all. It’s been a long day tearing down old fences and rickety sheds, but there’s nowhere on earth this grandfather and grandson would rather be. “I just wish everybody was as fortunate as I am to be able to take...

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Preserving a wild and scenic West Michigan landmark

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Pere Marquette River makes conservation look easy. One of the longest undammed rivers in the Midwest, the Pere Marquette is 66 miles of wild and clear beauty. But keeping it that way has taken a half-century of actively protecting, enhancing and...

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Why you should volunteer for the fifth annual Girls Rock Grand Rapids camp week

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

GR!GR is organized by a stellar group of women volunteers that are dedicated to providing a safe and fun experience for all attendees. As a program of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), camp takes place each year at the Cook Arts Center...

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Stepping into the wild

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never...

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Rare Kirtland's warbler making comeback

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

Karen Markey has been covered in ticks. She’s fallen flat on her face. She’s gotten lost in the middle of the northern Michigan woods. But there’s nowhere else she would rather be. “Nothing is more satisfying than getting out...

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Flygirls Find Peace, Friendship on the Water

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Knee-deep in a clear Michigan trout stream is Ann Miller’s happy place. “Fishing is the only time when I can escape from all life’s worries and just think about what I’m doing on the river,” said Miller, co-founder of...

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Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Cindy Dutmers loves dogs and loves to help people. While volunteering at West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc., she can do both. Through their visits, Dutmers and her canine partner Meia quietly change the atmosphere of hospitals, veteran’s homes,...

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