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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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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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Grand Rapids Whitewater Releases Findings of Economic Impact Study

Grand Rapids Whitewater has released findings of the Economic Benefits of the Grand Rapids Whitewater Project, a study focused on the potential for expanded economic activity directly related to the restoration of a 2.2-mile stretch of the Grand River through downtown Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids Whitewater Releases Preliminary Plan for River Restoration

Grand Rapids Whitewater is pleased to share this preliminary plan to restore the rapids to the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. The plan is based on two years of scientific and engineering studies that evaluated the river bottom, sediment, wildlife and other factors to understand the river. ...
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Urban Waters Federal Partnership adds Legitimacy

At 2:30 p.m. today, federal officials announced that the Grand River is one of 11 locations to be added to the Urban Waters Federal Partnership “to restore waterways, help local
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Antique Map, Grand Rapids of Grand River

Restore the Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our city was given its name for a reason, because once, long ago, we actually had natural, free flowing whitewater rapids. There is now an important opportunity
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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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