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Kent Conservation District works to maintain, protect natural resources in West Michigan

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Kent Conservation District who equips area residents to be able to preserve and enhance Kent County's natural resources
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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Jessie Schulte on NPO Showcase

Jessie Schulte on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Jessie Schulte from Kent Conservation District discusses how they work to protect West Michigan's natural resources, and provide education and tools to the community to be able to make an impact individually. 

Kent Conservation District is all about keeping Kent County beautiful and abundant in natural resources for the benefit of current residents and future generations. They provide a variety of programs and tools that directly support the local environment, and community members to be able to safely and effectively manage their own or public properties.

Through workshops and programs, KDC helps educate the community on safe landscaping practice, knowledge about native and invasive plants, and technical assistance to help keep farms and properties healthy and resource rich. They offer native plants, trees, and shrubs for purchase so that households can beautify their properties while maintaining the local ecosystem. KDC's Strike Team offers invasive species removal services for public and private properties.

KDC also works to preserve Kent County's expansive watershed. In conjunction with the Flat River Watershed Council, monthly council meetings are open to the public for community input and education. KDC also holds a board of directors meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at their Grand Rapids field office, also open to the public.  

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

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