West Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference
Join us on August 5 at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Regional Green Infrastructure Conference. This conference expands on the 2014 statewide conference to highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by Green Infrastructure (GI) planning and preservation in western Michigan. Find out how GI is already being used in the region, and how working together through partnerships can make GI a success in your own area.
Along with two plenary sessions, this conference will include concurrent sessions in three tracks: Finance and Policy, Stormwater and Flood Management, and Infrastructure at the Regional Scale.Optional pre-conference activities on August 4 include an evening networking event with vendors at the Eberhard Center and three sponsored field trips: Grand Rapids Green Infrastructure Tour; Holland Green Infrastructure Tour; and Muskegon—Lakeshore Trail Green Infrastructure Bicycle Tour. Tour descriptions can be found here.
Wendy will take part in a panel discussion titled "How to Incorporate Greenways into Land Use Plans and Placemaking" and Brian will present the methods and preliminary results of his project titled "Geospatial Preioritization of Green Infrastructure: A Multi-model Watershed Scale Approach in the Lower Grand River Watershed of Michigan."
Who should attend this unique conference?
* Anyone with duties related to land use and stormwater management
* Local government decision makers and engineers
* Foundations and environmental non-profits
* Consultants and landscape architects
* Conservation organizations
* Developers and builders
* Drain commissioners
* Road agencies
Clean Air, Clean Water at Fifth Third Ballpark
Join us at Fifth Third Ballpark for a ball game sponsored by LGROW, and the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition. Learn what you can do, right here in your own backyard, for cleaner water and air. Come meet our mascot and while you are here, take our survey to receive a special thank you gift.
Buck Creek Cleanup
Save the date and join the Friends of Buck Creek and make a difference in your watershed!
Full details will be posted when they become available.
Golf for Groundswell
Join Groundswell staff, teachers, and friends for their annual golf scramble benefitting regional educational opportunities for students and teachers!
The cost is $100 per person and includes a boxed lunch at the turn and two drink tickets.
A reception will follow in the Gazebo at the Clubhouse.
Additionally, raffle tickets are available for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. The raffle tickets cost $10 each or 6 for $50.
All members of the winning team win a free round of golf at The Meadows. Other prizes are available!
To register or for more information: www.groundswellmi.org/golf
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