Grand River

Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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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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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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The Grand River is becoming a paddlers' paradise

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

GR Paddling gets a call from folks interested in kayaking near Grand Rapids but are unsure which tributary might make the best adventure. That's where Jeff Neumann comes in. "We've got 21 different reaches to pick from on five...

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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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Federal grant effort builds unique collaboration

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The flood of April 2013, which damaged hundreds of homes and threatened Grand Rapids’ downtown core, qualified the community as a candidate for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) $800 million National Disaster...

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Rowing club aims to sustain community fitness through programs for juniors, adults

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Rowing Association (GRRA) will offer programs to help interested adults and teenagers learn the basics of rowing this fall. One such activity is Learn to Row Day on September 12. The free, open house event gives adults and children...

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Deanna Geehoed and Micah Warners.   The Plaster Creek Green Team is celebrating its third summer of engaging high school students in watershed restoration. The Green Team is an initiative of Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Time to review GR Forward

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown, everybody’s neighborhood, is changing and growing for the better- and Grand Rapidians right now have a unique opportunity to shape its future. GR Forward is a once-in-a-generation initiative to prepare a community plan and...

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Urban planner works to launch outdoor sports gear rental at affordable rates

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

When she moved from the East side of the state to enroll in classes at Grand Valley State University, Kendall Gilbert found more outside the classroom than she had bargained for.  Gilbert's original vision was to cultivate a sharing...

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