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Upcoming Events

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.

Rogue River Insect Monitoring

Trout Unlimited, Cannon Township, and Michigan Trout Unlimited will be holding a Stream Insect Monitoring Event on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin - 220 North Monroe Street in Rockford. Volunteers will be assigned to a monitoring group with a team leader. Each group will collect and identify insects from different stream sites in the Rogue River and Bear Creek watersheds. You don't need any experience with stream insects to participate and all ages are welcome.

What will you need? Please RSVP to Nichol De Mol at 231-557-6362 or ndemol@tu.org if you would like to attend. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Please bring waders if you have them and dress for the weather conditions.

West Michigan Climate Resiliency Conference

This full-day event will introduce participants to national and local thought leaders on climate resiliency in the public and private sectors, an unprecedented in West Michigan line-up of experts in climate change adaptation, emergency preparedness, stormwater management, organizational vulnerability and energy innovation.  The conference will also serve as the pilot for a Toolbox for philosophical intervention to communication issues inherent in climate change adaptation and related topics, designed for the National Science Foundation’s  Research Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management and developed through a series of meetings with West Michigan stakeholders hosted by WMSBF earlier this year.

Click here for the agenda.

To register, click here.

Blendon Township Well Water Screening

The Ottawa Conservation District will screen drinking water well samples for nitrate on Thursday, October 9, 
2014 from 10am – 2pm in the Blendon Township Offices. The screening is sponsored by the Ottawa 
Conservation District and grant funds from the Department of Environmental Quality. There is no fee to 
participants for this service.

For more information, click here.

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. 

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