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Celebrated Water Advocate Headlines WMEAC Earth Day Celebration 2013

Celebrated Water Advocate Headlines WMEAC Earth Day Celebration 2013

 

Celebrated Water Advocate Headlines WMEAC Earth Day Celebration 2013

Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Freshwater Protection

GRAND RAPIDS—February 25, 2013—West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Founders Brewing present West Michigan Needs Water: Earth Day Celebration 2013 on Tuesday, April 16, at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park from 7 pm to 10 pm.

 

The fifth annual event is relocating to a new venue with an expanded format this year that includes dinner, folk music, a silent auction and a presentation from internationally renowned freshwater advocate Maude Barlow, author of Blue Gold, the basis for the documentary of the same name. 

 

“One of our founders recently donated a powerful image of the Earth rising behind the moon from Apollo 8,” said Rachel Hood, WMEAC Executive Director.

Snowshoe Hike - Blandford Nature Center - Jan 19

Snowshoe Hike - Blandford Nature Center - Jan 19

Join this fun, friends & family hike on Saturday, January 19 from 2pm to 3pm in the wintery woods at Blandford Nature Center located at 1715 Hillburn Avenue NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter wildlife trails and learn basic snowshoeing techniques. This Hike is limited to 20 participants – snowshoes are available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a Family Program for ages 7 and above.

With rental: $10 member / $12 non-member – Without rental: $5 members / $6 non-members

Call (616)735-6240 for more information or go on-line to www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for more event listings.  

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

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WMEAC Film Series

WMEAC Film Series

Get inspired to take sustainable action!  The WMEAC Film Series is a fun and accessible program designed to educate the West Michigan community on pressing environmental issues by offering screenings as an opportunity to engage audiences, inspiring them toward sustainable action. This is demonstrated throughout the series with expert speakers and panelists.  

We're bringing back our environmental film series this winter with the West Michigan premiere of Promised Land, the first full-length feature film focused on the controversial topic of fracking, at Celebration Cinema! North.  The series continues with a slate of four monthly documentaries to be screened at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on the first Tuesday of each month. 

Promised Land
Friday, January 4, 7:30 p.m.
Celebration Cinema!

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

The city of Grand Rapids is once again offering free Christmas tree recycling.

From January 2nd through January 26th, you can drop off your tree at one of three locations:

  • Riverside Park north Entrance - 2001 Monroe Avenue NE
  • JAYCEE McKay Family Park - 2531 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
  • Huff Park - 2286 Ball Avenue NE

Collection hours will be from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Sunday.

Remove all ornaments, tinsel, nails, tree stands and any other decorations or plastic bags.

You can also dispose of your tree by attaching a purple Bulk Yard Waste tag and place it at the curb on your regular collection day.

 

500 Trees to be planted as part of Grand River protection and restoration initiative

 500 Trees to be planted as part of Grand River protection and restoration initiative

The U.S. Forest Service announced yesterday nearly $3 million in grants to improve tree canopy, forest cover and ultimately, water quality in six Great Lakes states, including $70,000 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. The grants are part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a collaborative effort between federal, state, tribal and local partners.

“Healthy forests and lands support healthy waters," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "These projects will put people to work increasing the number of trees, turning polluted industrial sites into beautiful parkland and improving habitat for wildlife."