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Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16
Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at LDL Nov. 16

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- The Loutit District Library (LDL) invites the public to join Natural Resources Manager for Ottawa County Parks, Melanie Manion, for her program titled “Grand River Invasion: Invasive Plants That Threaten Our River” on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

Manion’s program will discuss how non-native species of concern wreak havoc in the Grand River’s ecosystem by displacing native species. Her program will conclude with solutions on how to manage them. A period of questions and answers from the audience will follow her program.

As Natural Resources Manager for Ottawa County Parks in Michigan, Manion is responsible for the stewardship and restoration of over 6000 acres of park and open space land, in addition to the development of a comprehensive volunteer program. Previously, Manion worked for the Land Conservancy of West Michigan and Blandford Nature Center. She has a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science and a M.S. in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University. 

Manion’s presentation is part of a free monthly discussion series presented by the Grand River Greenway Celebration Committee in LDL’s Program Room A.

For more information on the program, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214. For more information on other Grand River Greenway Parks Celebration events happening in 2012, visit Ottawa County Parks’ website, www.miottawa.org/parks, or call (616) 738-4810.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 122,500 items and hosting a variety of educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages.