posted February 17, 2017 under: Rogue River Blog LGROW News Blog
February 17, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jamie Vaughan Trout Unlimited, Inc. Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project Coordinator 312-391-4760 What’s “bugging” you in our streams? In many cases we think bugs are a nuisance, but bugs in a stream can be very useful. Stream insects are a good measure of water quality. Unlike fish, stream insects cannot move around much so they are less able to escape the effects of sediment and other pollutants that diminish water quality. Stream insects can also be easily identified. Trout Unlimited National and Michigan Trout Unlimited will be holding a Stream Insect Monitoring Event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 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 watershed. You don’t need any experience with stream insects to participate and all ages are welcome. What will you need? Please RSVP to Jamie Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-391-4760...
posted February 14, 2017 under: LGROW News Blog Indian Mill Creek Blog
Friends of Indian mill Creek had a meeting on February 8, 2017 at Richmond Park Pavilion from 4.30 to 6 pm. Various topics were discussed, including the Grand Valley State University research on Indian Mill Creek and potential logo designs. Representatives from the City of Walker, City of Grand Rapids, Alpine Township, and several other organizations attended the meeting.
posted January 05, 2017 under: LGROW News Blog
Michigan Office of the Great Lakes Releases 2016 State of the Great Lakes Report
Annual report features innovations, events, and impacts to the Great Lakes watershed
posted January 03, 2017 under: LGROW News Blog
The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC), in partnership with the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) and the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC), submitted a project to the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance (WMPA) proposing the establishment of sustainable financial resources to protect Lake Michigan’s water quality. These partners convened the first West Michigan Watershed Collaborative (WMWC) meeting in June 2015 to explain the goals of the project and gauge interest from watershed partners regarding the development of a regional watershed framework. From that meeting, they drafted the West Michigan Watershed Summary, which provides the basis for a feasibility study of funding models to prepare the development of a sustainable watershed funding strategy. The WMWC serves as a Partnership Advisory Committee that ensures all watersheds' priorities are included in the process. A robust community engagement effort will be necessary to heighten the awareness of the residents and visitors on the importance of existing, functioning land coverage, natural resources, and water quality. The West Michigan Watershed Summary is now available...
posted January 01, 2017 under: LGROW News Blog Grand Rapids WhiteWater Blog
Grand Valley Metro Council Secures Millions of Dollars in Federal Aid for Grand River Watershed
Funding will address water quality, fish and wildlife habitats and efforts to revitalize a section of the Grand River in Grand Rapids
posted December 20, 2016 under: LGROW News Blog
Submit a photo of the Grand River or one of its tributaries by email, facebook message, #LGROW, or commenting by December 31, 2016 at 11:59pm for a chance to be LGROW's featured photo for the 2017 Winter Newsletter!
posted December 07, 2016 under: Grand Rapids WhiteWater Blog LGROW News Blog
A class of GVSU Stream Ecology students came out to Grand Valley Metro Council (GVMC) for a presentation and watershed tour.
posted November 16, 2016 under: Rainscaping Blog LGROW News Blog
Tom's of Maine holds an annual Green your School contest nation wide. This year Mrs. Barr's class from Pinewood Elementary in Jenison won the 3rd place prize of $10,000 for their project "No Swimming Allowed...WHAAT?!?". This project was created to restore the designated use of full body contact to Maplewood Lake in Jenison by conducting water quality testing and implementing green infrastructure practice.
posted November 01, 2016 under: LGROW News Blog
Art Prize 2016 entry by Sara Grzegorski - the Stream of Life. You can see the official Art Prize entry here.
posted October 13, 2016 under: Rainscaping Blog LGROW News Blog
Mrs. Barr's sixth grade class got an up close look at a couple of the green infrastructure practices in Grand Rapids in preparation for their current project, the restoration of Maplewood Lake in Jenison. The students are competing for a grant from Tom's of Maine that will fund their research and the equipment needed for water quality testing.