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Category: Environment

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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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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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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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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DNR head approves of plan to restore the rapids

“There’s one challenge about putting the rapids back into Grand Rapids, and that’s making sure that sea lampreys don’t continue up the Grand River. So they’ll go through a series
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