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Author: Elizabeth Bush

GRWW secures $4.4 million in new funding, names new CEO

“The Grand Rapids Whitewater nonprofit has secured $4.4 million in new public and foundation funding for its restoration efforts of the Grand River through the city. With pledges of $1.4 million from
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Kayaking the Grand with GR Paddling

We love the work our friends over at GR Paddling do! Thanks to Fox 17, you can read about how GR Paddling and Grand Rapids Whitewater go together. We’re striving
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Little Mussel, Big City: David’s Blog

David Koning, teacher at nature-based STREAM School in Hamilton, MI, writes his own thoughts about teaching 9 high school students place-based learning during the 2018 Summer Science and Leadership Program.
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Restoration Project could be done by 2025

Grand Rapids citizens and visitors may not be seeing big changes in the River right now, but Grand Rapids Whitewater hopes to be making big splashes soon. “[T]he river will
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Economic Boost as Part of Restoration

Although the restoration of the Grand River may still be a couple more months away from launching, stakeholders in the Downtown community are already anticipating the restoration’s opportunities and positive
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Hands-On Learning in the Grand

There’s a big difference between learning science abstractly and learning it first hand right along side experts. This is an opportunity through the Grand Rapids Whitewater program that has become
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Grand Rapids Press Feature

Did you catch us in the Grand Rapids Press? If you didn’t, don’t worry! You can see the story and front page feature here. On Sunday June 3, 2018, the
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River Restoration plans for Grand River move forward

MLive: How they’ll bring the rapids back to the Grand River beginning in 2019 Jim Harger | May 2, 2018 Read the full article here.   “In 1826, the National
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Grand River Restoration Project Sees a Boost in Federal Funding for Sea Lamprey Control

After months of collaboration, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Whitewater are excited to see more federal dollars aimed at stopping invasive sea lamprey
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This Grand is My Grand.

I support putting the rapids back in the Grand River. Please keep me informed on Grand Rapids WhiteWater’s progress so I can be part of this once-in-a-generation project.

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