News Features

News Features

Below are news features that include Grand Rapids Whitewater and some of our partners. Articles are organized by year. Please click news article title to see full news story on original site.


Big Things Are Happening to the Grand River here in Grand Rapids
West Michigan Live; Justin Barclay, Wood Radio November 19
GR leaders forsee river edge benefit
Grand Rapids Business Journal, Justin Dawes, November 9
City unveils plans for new Grand River waterfront
Fox 17, November 1
Grand Rapids unveils vision for Grand River banks
Wood TV 8, Joe LaFurgey, November 1
What Grand Rapids Whitewater and GR Paddling do to preserve the Grand River
Fox 17, Lindsay Hoffman, August 14
Rapid Restoration project could be done by 2025
Wood TV 8, Joe LaFurgey, August 14
Feds boost funding for Grand River restoration
Grand Rapids Business Journal, AP, April 4
Federal funds expected to help construct sea lamprey barrier
Fox 17, April 2
Grand Rapids Whitewater eyes key dates for $45M river restoration project
MLive, Jim Harger, March 14
GR Whitewater details next step to Grand River project
Wood TV 8, March 14
Development authority to hear river restoration, downtown park updates
MLive, Justin Hicks, March 13
GR rapids project may give fishermen more space
Wood TV 8, Sarah Hurwitz, March 13
Grand Rapids whitewater restoration moves forward with city, county, MSU land partnership
Fox 17, Dana Chicklas, March 9
What’s among the Grand Rapids city commission’s top 10 priorities — and what’s not
MLive, Amy Biolchini, March 8
Construction could start on Grand River restoration next year
MiBiz, Nick Manes, March 4


Historic Grand River photos show how quickly its rapids disappeared
MLive, Amy Biolchini, December 11
Grand River rapids project grows to $44.7M, may start in 2019
MLive, Amy Biolchini, November 16
Grand Rapids Whitewater hires CEO with river restoration experience
MLive, Jim Harger, July 21
$35M Grand River rapids project gets first real dose of federal cash
MLive, Garret Ellison, January 6


Endangered snuffbox mussels in Grand River facing ‘translocation’
MLive, Jim Harger, September 9


Next steps for Grand Rapids whitewater before construction in 2017
MLive, Matt Vande Bunte, July 28


Interview: The process of returning rapids to the Grand River
Fox 17, Robb Westaby, September 8


Grand Rapids Whitewater co-founders bonded over love of Grand River, nature
MLive, Jim Harger, September 18

Opponents of Grand Rapids Whitewater bury the hatchet on river restoration project
MLive, Jim Harger, September 17