The Rapidian

Volunteers

Wetlands royalty: Meet the wood duck, Michigan's regal-looking waterfowl

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

With its swanky pompadour and rainbow-hued plumage, the wood duck looks like it’s part peacock, part Elvis impersonator. But you won’t catch this Michigan native flashing its feathers in a tropical forest or duckwalking down the Vegas...

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Michigan's bald eagle population is rebounding after locals' teamwork

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are...

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New Committee Announced at Alternatives in Motion

by (Coleen Davis)

Submitted 08-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

As an organization that strives to enhance independence for persons with disabilities, equity is at the center of our work. Because of this, over the past two years, AIM has made efforts and strides to embed a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)...

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Michigan conservation efforts springs into action

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 03-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

As the days grow longer and spring sights and smells start to reappear, Michigan residents are slowly beginning to warm up to the idea of spending recreation time outside again. But many folks are out there already, hard at work behind the scenes to...

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No strangers to the endangered

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 05-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Michigan is home to a vibrant array of wildlife uniquely adapted to life near the Great Lakes. But over time, conservationists identified some of that wildlife as needing special assistance – and efforts were launched to improve their numbers...

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Crash's Landing & Big Sid's Sanctuary - An organization with a heart

by (kornoelr)

Submitted 03-29-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

“It means everything to me.” These were the resounding words that were expressed by Sara Youngman, Sharon Wylie, and Sarah Klawiter. Three out of over 200 volunteers at Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary. They were...

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Hare today, hare tomorrow

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 12-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Climate change has not been kind to Michigan’s snowshoe hare. Every year, the coats of these small mammals change with the seasons – snow-white in winter, reddish-brown in summer – to help conceal them from predators. But for more...

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Peregrine falcons back from brink of extinction

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Peregrine falcons in Michigan are making a big comeback. Thanks to decades of careful wildlife management – including installing man-made nesting boxes atop skyscrapers in Detroit, Grand Rapids and other southern Michigan cities – the...

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Michigan treasure: Fish of a thousand casts

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

There’s only one thing better than the heart-pounding experience of reeling in a monster-size muskie. “Releasing that fish and watching it swim away is a great feeling because you know you’re helping to make sure there’ll be...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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