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Upcoming Events

FREE: Natural Shoreline Workshop

Natural shorelines provide multiple benefits to our inland lakes.  Natural shoreline landscaping and bioengineered erosion control techniques can restore those benefits by reducing runoff, deterring geese, stabilizing soils and improving fish and wildlife habitat while maintaining aesthetically pleasing access to your lake.  Already have rock or sea wall?  Learn how to enhance those structures for the benefit of your lake.  

Workshop topics include: 
•    Healthy lake ecosystems
•    Designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines
•    Problems with high impact landscape methods
•    Use of native plants in shoreline landscapes
•    State of Michigan rules and regulations

The workshop is hosted by the Portage River / Little Portage Creek Watershed Project in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

To register: Call Rick @ 269-781-4867 x137
Registration deadline: October 20th
For more information: Call Brett @ 269-781-4867 x133

Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference

This conference is all-volunteer produced to help craft brewers save water and save money. With many water utilities in the Great Lakes region increasing fees by 25% or more in the next year, the conference will pay for itself through practical systems for water savings.

Presentations cover water quality, water conservation and water monitoring systems, and all speakers donate their time and expertise.

For more information click here.
For the full schedule, click here.

There is a tour and reception at Founders Brewing from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 21st.

A lunch and tour (limited to 45 seats) will be held Thursday, October 23rd, from 9:30am - 4:25pm.

2014 Kent County Bus Tour

Want to learn more about local agriculture and its impact on our economy and environment? Join other like-minded members of the community for the 2014 Kent County Bus Tour, sponsored by the Wege Foundation and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. The tour, which will take place on October 3 from 9 am-2:30 pm and again on November 14,  will examine Kent County’s agriculture and its impact from a local-focused perspective. A networking event will follow the bus tour.

For more information, or to RSVP, email kentbustour@gmail.com. Seating is limited.

Lake Creek Steering Committee Meeting

For more information contact Dave Wood at: David.S.Wood@mi.nacdnet.net

Do one small thing everyday to protect our water resources

Are you interested in helping to keep the Grand River clean, safe and available for everyone? Click here for everyday action ideas. 

For current water condition data and information go here 


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