The Rapidian


West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six local nonprofits will host a collaborative fundraising party from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 in advance of the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest


11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup Is Set For September 20th


Catalyst Radio: Land stewardship network offering educational opportunities

Submitted 08-01-2014 under NEWS

On Fri., Aug. 8, The West Michigan Cluster of The Stewardship Network is offering a workshop on Forestry Management. The natural resource group also has several additional educational opportunities planned.


What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days


Slow it down, soak it in: Urban stormwater in Plaster Creek

Submitted 07-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Changing the methods of dealing with storm water is key to a long and arduous restoration of the Plaster Creek watershed. Raising community awareness about alternate ways to capture storm water is essential.


Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.


Relief is underway for Grand Rapids roads, but there are some mixed feelings

Submitted 07-11-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids roads are under construction, Josh Leffingwell explains how the State can fund local projects better.


Peter Wege - The Loss of an Environmental Hero

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

One of West Michigan's prominent environmental philanthropists and visionaries has passed on.


Summer picturesque kicks off with photo walk through city parks

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

Join The Rapidian, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and this season's photographer Steven DePolo as they tour some of Grand Rapids best city parks to inaugurate the summer Picturesque photo contest.


Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The creation of Pleasant Park took years of effort from a variety of concerned citizens and organizations. What resulted was more than a place, but the building up of community.