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Catalyst Radio: Plaster Creek Stewards work for restoration of local watershed



About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.


Calvin College faculty, staff and students come together as Plaster Creek Stewards โ€“ A Watershed Restoration Initiative, to work for health of the urban natural area.

Plaster Creek Stewards is raising community awareness about the watershed with workshops and volunteer workdays.

Plaster Creek Stewards is raising community awareness about the watershed with workshops and volunteer workdays. /Plaster Creek Stewards

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On this edition of Catalyst Radio we learn about an effort to bring back to health a key watershed in the Grand Rapids area.

Plaster Creek Stewards – A Watershed Restoration Initiative is a collaborative effort of Calvin College faculty, staff and students working with local schools, churches and community partners to restore the health and beauty of the watershed that is a large part of the city of Grand Rapids.

Two members of the project’s leadership join us in the Catalyst Radio studio. We welcome Dave Warners of Calvin College’s Biology Department, and Gail Heffner, Director of Community Engagement at Calvin.

They will explain the conditions effecting the urban watershed, and also talk about the restoration efforts and the oral history collecting centering on memories of Plaster Creek as a vital part of the community.



Michigan-made music in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Aaron Llewellyn, with a new released called Franklin Hotel. The song is “Flood.”

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