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Upcoming Events

LGROW's Grand River Spring Forum

Join us on Friday, May 6, 2016!

Last Chance to Register! Click Here


Cascade Township Library - Wisner Center
2870 Jack Smith Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Click here for the map. 

Keynote Speaker:
Mark Coscarelli, Public Sector Consultants
"Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association’s identification of
funding gaps and needs for sewer and water infrastructure statewide"

Panel Discussion:
"Infrastructure  issues and opportunities in the Lower Grand River Watershed"
Eric DeLong, City of Grand Rapids
Joellen Thompson, City of Grand Rapids
Myron Erickson, City of Wyoming

Other topics to be presented include:
The Grand River Water Trail
Lake Sturgeon Populations and Habitat Improvements
Rogue River Economic Impact Study
Project Updates and News about Local Watershed Groups 

Last day to register is April 29. Send your RSVP to Gayle at mccrathg@gvmc.org and we’ll get you on the list.

Click here to get the agenda. 

GR Paddling has arranged for a 2 hour float trip on the Thornapple River after the Forum. Lunches provided and sunny weather guaranteed! Click here to get the paddling info. 

Party for the Planet

Hosted By: John Ball Zoo

Party for the Planet is a celebration of Earth Day, Zoo-style. Join us for this celebration and meet community partners who are conservation minded, green-practicing, and recycling-thinking organizations! Learn their tips and tricks about what families can do to save our world’s resources and wildlife right in your own back yard! There will be give-aways, games, crafts, and cool animal activities!

For more information, please click here


Stream Insect Monitoring

Hosted By: Trout Unlimited and Cannon Township

Trout Unlimited is partnering up with Cannon Township to sample stream insects in the Rogue River and Bear Creek watersheds on Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Meet up at the Rockford Community Cabin (220 North Monroe Street, Rockford).

Why monitor stream insects?

Stream insects are a good measure of water quality since many are pollutant sensitive can  be rapidly identified.

Volunteers will be assigned to a monitoring group with a team leader. Each group will collect and identify insects from different streams sites in the bear Creek and Rouge River watersheds. 

If you can volunteer please RSVP to Nichol DeMol ndemol@tu.org, or Julie Lovelace jlovelace@cannontwp.org

Lunch will be provided. You don’t need any experience with stream insects to participate and all ages are welcome. Children under 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.



Rain Barrel Workshops

This year, Rockford Brewing Company will once again be hosting a rain barrel workshop series to help protect the Rogue River. Trout Unlimited has been conducting rain barrel workshops at Rockford Brewing Company since 2013, successfully distributing 150 barrels to the local community.  Trout Unlimited is partnering with Plainfield Charter Township and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council to conduct these workshops

Rain barrels are $30 apiece and you must sign-up for a workshop at rainbarrels.wmeac.org.  Rockford Brewing Company will also be offering $1 off pints during the event.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Please click here to sign up. 

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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