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Upcoming Events

Bear Creek Waterfest

Start the day out right with a pancake breakfast (hosted by the Cannonsburg Village Christmas Light Committee) at 8:00am. The rest of the day will be filled with nature and science inspired activities for children along with the annual duck race!

The featured event is a amphibian and reptile exhibit by Nature Discovery from 10:00am to noon. Come see what animals live in your wetlands!

Plus, enjoy live music by Hawks and Owls!

LGROW Grand River Spring Forum

Located at the wonderful Downtown Market, LGROW's Annual Spring Forum enters its 12th year!

Keynote speaker:
Former Senator Patty Birkholz, League of Conservation Voters
Discussing local food-ag connection / partnerships / regional ag issues

Registration begins at 8:00am
Refreshements will be available.

Register online: http://2015springforum.eventbrite.com

Or, you can RSVP here.

We want to give a huge thank you to our sponsors:

West Michigan Soil Erosion Control Network
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Stream Insect Monitoring

Want to spend part of the day conducting science?!  We thought so!

Stream insects are a good measure of water quality since many are pollutant sensitive and can be easily identified.  Basically, the absence of certain bugs tells us that the water is polluted!

Groups will collect and identify insects from different sites in the Bear Creek and Rogue River watersheds.

No experience is necessary and all ages are strongly encouraged to attend!

Want more incentive?  How about free lunch!

Bring waders if you have them and make sure to dress for for the weather!  (Always wear extra layers.)

Please RSVP to Nichol De Mol: ndemol@tu.org

See the flier here.

Party for the Planet

Join LGROW at John Ball Zoo for a day of fun and adventure!

Explore the Zoo and learn about the environment here in West Michigan.

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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