Grand River

Commissioner White answers citizen questions on City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

Got a question for our city officials? Ask it every month on City Connection!  Monday evening at 5:00, City Commissioner James B. White answered questions from local citizens on the monthly call-in show on GRTV, archived right here on The...

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Lights in the Night makes Grand Rapids glow

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 09-29-2012 under OPINION

After years of being inspired and intrigued by ArtPrize, Mark Carpenter decided to take a swing at his own entry this year, and it was nothing if not ambitious. In collaboration with Dan Johnson, his plan was to engage as much of the Grand Rapids...

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Mayor encourages participation in upcoming river cleanup

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is gearing up for the annual Mayors’ Grand River Clean Up, slated for 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 15 at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. There, volunteers will meet up, then head to locations...

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A Watershed Moment: Restoration on the Grand

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 06-14-2012 under NEWS

  There’s been a lot of talk in recent months about the Grand Rapids Whitewater group and their plans to build a whitewater kayaking park in the Grand River. This would require removing several dams – most notably the Fourth Street...

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September is Stormwater Month: Rainiest Month of the Year

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

September is historically Grand Rapids’ rainiest month, with an average of 0.14 inches per day and 4.2 inches per month since 1986. This week also marks the 25th anniversary of Grand Rapids’ rainiest month ever and one of the...

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Downtown GR Smart Phone Tour Launched

by (grcmc)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last spring, representatives from four community organizations came together to make downtown Grand Rapids more interactive.  The result? A smart phone tour of 13 downtown points of interest. The GR TagTour has been created through a...

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Dear Newsweek - An open letter from Mayor George K. Heartwell

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 01-25-2011 under OPINION

Dear Ms. Brown: The citizens of Grand Rapids were astounded when you declared our city, Grand Rapids, to be a "dying city" in the January 21, 2011 issue of Newsweek. Dying city? Surely Newsweek must be joking! Would a major medical school...

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Pollution in the Grand River

by (schraubm)

Submitted 12-07-2010 under OPINION

"Filthy water cannot be washed."    - African Proverb If you’re familiar with downtown Grand Rapids, you’ve likely been exposed to the deteriorating quality of the Grand River. Poor water quality prevents people from fully...

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Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up pulls 15,689 pounds of trash from watershed

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 10-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up brought together 202 volunteers on Saturday, October 9 to collect a total of 15,689 lbs of trash from 10 miles of Grand River watershed, according to refuse data from the four participating...

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Mayor Nods to “Rapids on the Grand”

by (Coffee)

Submitted 02-01-2010 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell included recommendations from Green Grand Rapids in his annual State of the City address on Saturday, January 30th.  Among several important, yet ho-hum initiatives listed in the address, such as “manage...

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