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Local Audubon members to present birding along the Grand River program Oct 18

Local Audubon members to present birding along the Grand River program Oct 18

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., Oct. 9, 2012 -- The Grand River corridor provides a wide range of habitats for diverse bird species, and there are many public areas available for birdwatchers.

On Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Loutit District Library (LDL), Audubon members Carl and Judy Manning will talk about some of the best local birding spots and what species might be seen.

Manning’s presentation will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7-8:30 p.m. 

Local historian to speak October 4 on history of the Grand River

Local historian to speak October 4 on history of the Grand River

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Local historian Dr. Wally Ewing will present his program titled, “Spanning the Grand,” at the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, October 4 as part of year-long Grand River Greenway Celebration series.

Ewing’s presentation follows the migration of people to this region, how they traversed the river, and how the area grew since the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. His program will conclude with a period of questions and answers.    

Ewing’s free presentation will be held in LDL’s Program Room A from 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Fall Tour time is here

Fall Tour time is here

Color is just around the corner here in West Michigan with the cool nights we have had and it is the perfect time to start thinking about a fall color tour. I found this one on the web, a tour starting in Grand Haven but then travels through Jenison, Grandville and Spring Lake before ending back in Grand Haven. I hope you are able to take advantage of our beautiful state at this time of year.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Grand Haven

Robbins Rd east to Mercury Dr past Grand River bayous to Riverside Park (becomes Green St, then North Cedar Dr). South on 104th Ave, east on Osborn St (becomes Warner). South on 68th St, east on M-45. South onto 48th St, east on Fillmore (becomes Cottonwood Dr). In Jenison, left on Baldwin, left on Chicago Dr. In Grandville, left on Wilson to M-11/28th St, left onto M-11 northbound. Left on Fennesy St (becomes Luce St, then Linden Dr). Left on Leonard St  through Spring Lake to Grand Haven.

Grand Haven Leaf Collection Information

Grand Haven Leaf Collection Information

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

PUBLIC NOTICE

Due to budget reductions, the City of Grand Haven is no longer conducting City-wide curbside leaf collection.  Residents are asked to use leaf bag service offered by Republic (Allied) Waste.  Please call 877-698-7274 for details.

Section 17-3 of the City Code prohibits the accumulation, deposit or disposal of leaves, yard waste or other materials in the public right-of-way, including the street right-of-way, alleys and sidewalks.

Leaves, yard waste or other prohibited materials left in the public right-of-way may be collected and removed by the City with the cost of such collection billed to the adjacent property owner, plus a fine. The City will charge for actual time and material needed to remove prohibited deposits.

Free Shredding Services at Spring Lake District Library

Free Shredding Services at Spring Lake District Library

Spring Lake, MI--Shred Docs will be at Spring Lake District Library on Saturday, October 6, to provide free shredding services for the community. The Shred Docs mobile unit will be in the library’s parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Individuals may bring up to 100 pounds of paper to have shredded.

This “Free Shred Day” is an excellent way to protect and preserve the environment as Shred Docs recycle the documents they shred.  Shredding sensitive personal documents like cancelled checks, tax records, and credit card statements is also a good way to help prevent identity theft and credit card fraud.

For more information about this event, call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

Volunteers Needed! No experience necessary

Volunteers Needed! No experience necessary

From: http://www.springlakevillage.org

The Grand River Green(way) Thumbs need help planting perennials along the Greenway. Through generous donations from Berry Family Nursery (formerly Zelenka Nursery), the landscape design is done and the plants donated.  All you need to do is dig the hole(s)!
 
When: September 29th @ 9:00 a.m.
 
Where: Meet at Millpoint Park
 
How Long: Many hands make for light work. It shouldn't take more than two hours (depending on the number of volunteers who show up).
 
If you have your own gardening gloves or tools, please bring them. If you don't have your own tools, we will assign you a task (i.e. plant placement) that does not require tools.
 

LDL to host biologist for Grand River Greenway program September 20

LDL to host biologist for Grand River Greenway program September 20

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.  -- The public is invited to the Loutit District Library (LDL) on Thursday, September 20 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Program Room A to join biologist, Barbara Barton, for her presentation titled “Manoomin: The Disappearance of Wild Rice on the Grand.”

Barbara Barton serves as the Natural Resource Director for the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute. Barb is a biologist who specializes in the study and protection of Michigan's wild rice beds, and is also an experienced rice harvester who studied the Native American tradition with Ojibwe elders Roger LaBine and Charlie Fox. As the Natural Resource Director of the Great Lakes Lifeways Institute she coordinates a number of projects focused on understanding and protecting wild rice as important component of Michigan's diverse wetland habitats.