Posts By: mindy

What is that fungus among us?

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For those who were able to attend our program last year about mushrooms, you will remember what a pleasure it was to hear Nicole Mathias speak and see all of her interesting specimens. If you missed it or just want to learn more, here is your chance. Mushroom Identification Field Trip at Dolan Natural Area… Read more »

More Seed Collection

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If you enjoyed learning about seed collecting and cleaning at the Prairie Wolf Park event or, if you missed the event, we have a deal for you! The Land Conservancy of West Michigan is continuing its prairie restoration project at the Saul Lake Bog Preserve. There are two upcoming dates set for seed collection before… Read more »

October is Woody Invasive Species Removal Month!

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The West Michigan Cluster of the Stewardship Network, of which RCWO is a member, is waging war on woody alien invaders during the month of October. Several Stewardship Network partner organizations are sponsoring workdays throughout the area. Suit up in your armor (a.k.a. long pants, closed shoes and gloves) and prepare for battle. Equipment will… Read more »

Prairie Wolf Park Seed Collection

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Monday, September 19, 2016  by Gretchen Zuiderveen The September meeting of the River City Wild Ones was held at Prairie Wolf Park, a forty-five acre, passive-use park in Gaines Township. Mike Bruggink, past president of the RCWO, led a large group of River City Wild Ones and guests, on a tour of the prairie at… Read more »

Volunteers Needed at Forest Hills Eastern

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Volunteers are needed to help Forest Hills Eastern 6th/7th graders develop their native habitat garden. Work time and dates are 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM both Tue. Sept. 20 and Wed. Sept 21. Ada Parks staff will lead this effort and any amount of time you can be on hand to assist would be most… Read more »

River City Wild Ones explores our “river roots”.

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River City Wild Ones met at the Grand Rapids Public Museum last Monday, August 15th to hear the latest updates on the Grand Rapids Revitalization Project. Despite the museum being closed and the looming threat of thunderstorms, a good group met on the lawn to listen to Wendy Ogilvie of the Grand Valley Metro Council… Read more »

Upcoming Events of Interest

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As Michiganders we tend to cram tons of activities into the summer months hoping the warm-weather memories will sustain us through the long winter. This summer is no exception. Here are a few more things you might want to add to your August calendar before the curtain falls on our long summer days! August 8… Read more »

Remembering George

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Sometimes you meet a person and you just make a connection. You feel as if you’ve known that person much longer than just a few brief encounters. Such was the effect that Dr. George England had on people. George had become a recent member of River City Wild Ones and I came to know him… Read more »

GOING NATIVE on August 8th at Founders!

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Interested in using native plants in your landscape design, but unsure how to get started? Come join us at Founders on August 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centennial Room for an interactive presentation about native plants and green infrastructure in residential design. A group of landscape architects, biologists, and native plant experts will lead a laid back… Read more »