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

It’s Been 10 Years, Where Are the Rapids?

“Time is a river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place,
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GRWW Launches New Website, “Friend Raising” Campaign

WGVU’s Shelley Irwin interviewed Grand Rapids WhiteWater President and CEO, Steve Heacock, on the launch of the organization’s new website and their friend raising campaign. The new site reflects the
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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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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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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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