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A collection of news, project updates and more current information on the Grand River restoration project.

Sixth Street Dam to Pearl Street
A Grand River Poem, with regards to Dr. Seuss
Oh, how diverse our Grand River will be! Waves, riffles, runs, galore — glides, and pools, and even more! There is a difference, as you soon will know, impressing your
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Perseverance and other Grand Rapids WhiteWater values
It has been a significant couple of weeks for Grand Rapids WhiteWater. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) determined that, as of September 9, 2022, our
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Press Coverage of EGLE Public Comments
Many thanks to our local media for coverage of the EGLE public comment period and hearing. Here are some of the stories they told: Online and Print Coverage Community members
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Ciarra C. Adkins, JD Awarded the 2022 Athena Young Professional Award
Every other Wednesday from 8:00am – 10:00am, the “River Project Team” meets for a checkup on the whitewater project.  This talented and committed group of people include folks from the
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Time Sensitive: We Need Your Support
Grand Rapids WhiteWater, on behalf of the City of Grand Rapids, has submitted a permit request to EGLE, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, for work related
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Lady Bird Lake: A Reclaimed Waterway Success Story in Austin, Texas
I wasn’t born in Grand Rapids. In fact, until about 9 months ago, I had never set foot in West Michigan. I mean, I graduated high school in Illinois, so
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Reflections on 2020
If you have not had a chance to read Charlie Mackesy’s book The Boy, The Horse, The Fox and The Mole, I highly recommend it. Described as “a book of hope
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Grand River Water Quality: Ongoing Improvements Have Created a Safer, Cleaner Waterway
Many people wonder about the quality of water in the Grand River. They wonder whether it is safe to play in, and why the water looks brown and dirty? Most
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Meet the Team: Janet Korn
Janet Korn is Senior Vice President at Experience Grand Rapids and a Grand Rapids WhiteWater Board Member. During this video introduction, she discusses her support of the project and what
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