The Rapidian

City of Grand Rapids

Community building through resource sharing in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place, shares that “we’ve been doing a series of Heartside Listening Sessions with The City of Grand Rapids and one of the repeated requests was more information about...

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

On Thursday morning, a panel of experts presented findings on how to incorporate equity into the development of public land in Grand Rapids. The presentation was delivered at City Hall by members of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use...

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'Park Once' and get around downtown Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Grand Rapids Economic Development Services Managing Director Kara Wood discusses the changes that have been made to our city’s parking and public transportation systems, in effect...

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Grand Rapids offers free tours of acclaimed Water Resource Recovery Facility

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department is providing the public with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the city’s national award-winning Grand Rapids Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) by attending a free...

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Mayor's Grand River Cleanup in its 13th year, first year for Mayor Bliss

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Committee (WMEAC) is proud to host the 13th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup, on September 10th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sixth Street Park. Last year, over 1,100 volunteers came out to help...

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Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’re in downtown Grand Rapids between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, you may notice something a little different about the iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River. The City of Grand Rapids will be turning its lights orange, the color of hunger...

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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 08-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The rescue began when 3-1-1 received a call on the afternoon of August 4 with a report of faint “meows” coming from a storm drain. The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) team responded to rescue the scared kitten....

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The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Impressive accolades continue to mount for the City of Grand Rapids' national award-winning Environmental Services Department (ESD). Today, the ESD learned it has earned recognition from the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Program....

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Grand Rapids rolls out environmental success stories road show

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) is embracing innovative grassroots marketing tactics and rolling out an educational road show this summer to inform constituents about some of the city’s most recent achievements...

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GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids-area schools were recognized Wednesday night (May 18) as winners of the 2016 “Be a Basin Buddy” Student Video Contest at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase sponsored by the City of Grand Rapids...

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