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Catalyst Radio: Land stewardship network offering educational opportunities

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.

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.

Becky Huttenga, of the Ottawa Conservation District – a Stewardship Network member group – is pictured spraying invasive species

Becky Huttenga, of the Ottawa Conservation District – a Stewardship Network member group – is pictured spraying invasive species /Becky Huttenga

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INTERVIEW

The West MI Cluster of the Stewardship Network is a group of more than two dozen organizations taking a regional approach to protecting the area’s natural resources. With a diverse constituency that includes environmental groups, municipalities, land resource agencies and private land owners, the Stewardship Network works with a shared responsibility for the natural resources.

In the Catalyst Radio studio today to talk about the work of the West MI Cluster of the Stewardship Network and about upcoming educational opportunities are Jessie Schulte and Becky Huttenga, representatives of two of the organizations that make up the land stewardship cluster.  Much of the educational efforts focus on identifying and removing invasive plant species that affect the West Michigan landscape, and the Stewardship Cluster offers a number of resources on the subject.

 

MUSIC

Local music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Grand Rapids based singer/songwriter Jonny Carroll. It’s the title song from the new release The Willow.

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