9/18/23 Native Prairie Restoration at Kent County Parks

Monday, September 18th, 2023

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm  Note early start time!
 Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49534 Map

  • Public Welcome
  • Free Event
  • Chapter Meeting
  • Program/Speaker Presentation
  • Nature Walk/Hike
  • Public Restroom
  • Free Public Parking
  • Lots of Physical Activity

Presented by Ginny Sines, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Kent County Parks

Park in Lot A. Meet at Shelter A.

Bring your own water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Long pants recommended.

This program will include a short history of native prairie habitats, why they are an important part of an ecosystem and how Kent County Parks Department is supporting Native Prairie areas at multiple County park sites. The program will also include a prairie species ID walk and native prairie seed harvesting workshop. Attendees will learn to ID some of the common native prairie grasses and forbs and will have the opportunity to participate in a seed harvesting activity. We will be collecting seeds to bring home and will hear a short presentation at one of the pavilions about how to overwinter seeds.

Parking Lot A and Shelter A highlighted in yellow. Download the Millennium Park map.


Ginny Sines has been planning and leading service projects and nature events since 2010 as the Volunteer Services Coordinator for Kent County Parks Department. She has worked, volunteered and raised her family in the West Michigan area and lives on a few acres near Lepard Park in Caledonia. Ginny is so appreciative of the opportunity to work with amazing volunteers and community partners who support green spaces, trails, and natural habitats throughout the County. She is very excited about the opportunity to introduce everyone to the Native Prairie Habitat site at Millennium Park!

Photos courtesy of Kent County Parks.