A beautiful spring evening brought a crowd of enthusiasts to the Bunker Interpretive Center on April 18th to hear Mark Fitzpatrick, Director of Ada Parks and Recreation, talk about?our unique Great Lakes ecosystem. Mark discussed the various watersheds along the Grand River as it runs from Jackson north through Lansing,?then?veers sharply to the west in… Read more »
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People have a special relationship with trees. They evoke memories of picnics on summer days, children swinging from their branches or watching fledglings take the first flight from a favorite perch. Unlike many of our native plants, when trees die, people take notice. Perhaps that’s why the RCWO’s March meeting drew a good crowd to… Read more »
Hello Volunteers, Spring is coming and with its arrival comes many opportunities here at the Ecosystem Preserve for you to get your hands dirty! Plant production for the native plant sale is in full swing and our stewardship interns, Michael Messina and Caitlin Strikwerda and I would welcome your help in preparing for the sale…. Read more »
Kent County Parks launched a native plant initiative at Townsend Park on October 15 and 16, which is to become an annual project called ?Plant Natives in the Park Day?. The kick-off was a huge success and our own River City Wild Ones members provided leadership and knowledge. Over 100 volunteers including Boy Scout groups… Read more »
Congratulations to?our own?Patricia Pennell for her third place finish in the Pannier Graphics National Photo Contest. Patricia entered this?gorgeous photo of our Native Plant and Pollinator Garden Sign. Thank you to everyone who voted.