Posts Categorized: Monthly Meeting

Restoring Biodiversity to Home Landscapes

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Restoring Biodiversity to Home Landscapes With Ranger Steve Mueller of Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary, Cedar Springs BY WORC MEMBER AMANDA WELSH On Monday, September 17, ecologist and “butterfly guy” Ranger Steve Mueller addressed the crowd with simple but impactful ways to increase biodiversity and create our own backyard sanctuaries. A local treasure, Steve shared his… Read more »

Reconciliation Ecology: A New Paradigm

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River City Wild Ones April 16 meeting recap by Amanda Welsh, RCWO Communication Committee member Reconciliation Ecology: A New Paradigm for Encouraging Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Ecosystems Dr. David Warners Biology Department, Calvin College Co-Director Plaster Creek Stewards A New Paradigm Did you know you’re part of a new, emerging paradigm? A paradigm is a way… Read more »

Emma Cole – Grand Rapids Flora Pioneer

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March 19, 2018  RCWO Meeting Recap Where have all the Flowers Gone? Rediscovering Emma Cole’s 19th-Century Grand Rapids Flora River City Wild Ones was treated to a fascinating presentation by Julie Stivers, Author, and Dr. Garrett Crow, Visiting Scholar, Calvin College. Julie Stivers spoke first, giving a history of Emma Cole’s life. Emma was born… Read more »