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River for All project: Discussing its impact on Grand Rapids

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-12-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) have come together to envision the River For All project. These organizations hope to breathe new life into six parks along the...

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City, health officials show up to talk Westside cancer concerns to sparse resident attendance

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Regional health officials and local City employees came in numbers for two neighborhood meetings Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Servants Community Church on the west side of Grand Rapids, but very few neighbors did. “The Westside usually shows up...

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Grand River Water Festival combines musical entertainment, discussion of water protection

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 06-20-2018 under NEWS

The ninth annual Grand River Water Festival, an educational and musical event centered around the appreciation of water and its necessity to our lives, will take place this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Riverside Park. The event will feature...

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Forum provides opportunity to discuss environmental issues with local political hopefuls

by (Sierra Club Gra...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you passionate about health and local environmental issues? Join us Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dominican Center at Marywood for a forum on environmental topics with local political hopefuls.  The Kent County Candidate...

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Weekend flooding near record levels on Grand River

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-27-2018 under NEWS

Heavy rains and snow melt caused the water levels of the Grand River to swell to just over twenty feet in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the last weekend of February 2018.   Cresting at 20.67 feet on Sunday, February 25. 2018, the Grand River...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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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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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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Creek friendly yards encourage healthier Grand Rapids watersheds

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 04-26-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Because the way we live on the land affects the quality of our waters, even if we can't see a creek from our house, the way we take care of our yards is imortant. A main focus of Plaster Creek Stewards is to help residents become aware of the...

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Second annual River City Water Festival to celebrate Grand River

by (Public Museum)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Groundswell, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) are excited to partner once again with the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to bring the second annual River...

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