The Rapidian

Grand River restoration

Creating a water trail - Paddling from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 08-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Getting to know the watershed On a cool, breezy summer morning in West Michigan, two recent graduates from Calvin College strapped an aluminum canoe to the top of their car and drove down to the Grand River. Gabe LePage and Peter Sunshine Cahill...

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Rapids restoration plan - what's next?

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

The city of Grand Rapids was named for the Grand River’s once-iconic whitewater rapids, which have been conspicuously absent for decades. Now, plans are trickling forward to restore the Grand River’s whitewater. The idea came about...

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River restoration working through permitting process

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

By Nicholas Occhipinti The Grand River is held in the public trust as a water body of the people of the State of Michigan and the United States. As such, any alteration, particularly one as large and impactful as the proposed Grand River...

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Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

by (Wendy Ogilvie)

Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION

I love water. So I guess it’s not a surprise that once I came to Michigan I stayed. Water has been the focus of my work and play for over 20 years, with much of that on the mighty Grand River itself. When I moved to Grand Rapids in the 80...

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City officials appoint members to Grand River Restoration Steering Committee

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-27-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, March 25 City of Grand Rapids Officials established the Grand River Restoration Steering Committee as part of the Green Grand Rapids Master Plan to restore the Grand River and encourage responsible development along...

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