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Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at Loutit District Library

Grand River Greenway Celebration series continues at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Senior Hydrogeologist from  Lakeshore Environmental, Inc., Kurt Koella,  kicks off the Grand River Greenway Parks Celebration nature discission series at the Loutit District Library on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

Koella’s program highlights the fact that the Grand River Greenway has been in the making for the past quarter century. He then describes a look toward future development.
Koella explains in detail that the Greenway was formed in a mere fraction of the geologic history of Michigan. His presentation accounts for the fact almost all of the features seen today were formed between 12,000 and 14,000 years before present. During this time the area was an unpredictable environment with huge floods, changing drainage patterns and bare tundra. 

Koella program concludes with a period of questions and answers fro the audience..

Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz to kick off Grand River Greenway discussion series at LDL

Ottawa County Parks Director John Scholtz to kick off Grand River Greenway discussion series at LDL

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- The Grand River Greenway has been in the making for the past quarter century and continues to be a work in progress.

Ottawa County Parks Director, John Scholtz will explain the greenway concept and tell how the approach lends itself to the preservation of natural lands and creation of recreational opportunities in our area at the Loutit District Library, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

His presentation will provide an overview of Ottawa County Parks and Open Spaces located along the Grand River corridor, including a description of natural and historic features, park facilities, and plans for future park development. Some of the best kept recreational secrets in the county will be revealed for your enjoyment year round.

This program launches a series of 24 yearlong programs presented by local historians and naturalists to discuss the unique aspects of the Greenway hosted at the library.

2011 Village of Spring Lake Fall Leaf Pickup

2011 Village of Spring Lake Fall Leaf Pickup

The Village of Spring Lake will provide the fall leaf pickup program beginning October 24th thru November 18th.  Leaves must be raked onto the street and off of the lawn, except for the leaves on M-104 (Savidge Street) ~ leaves must be bagged.  The hose on the vacuum truck is limited in length; therefore piles on the lawn are hard to reach.

WHAT’S NEW?

The Village will be posting a progress report online on Facebook, on NIXLE, on the Savidge Street door of Village Hall and updated messages will also be available by calling 607-1188.  These daily reports are intended to inform the residents of where DPW Leaf Crew has been and will be in the following days. 

JUST A REMINDER

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Grand Haven and takes you through Grandville, Eastmanville, and Spring Lake.

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 Fennesey St (becomes Luce St, then Linden Dr).

Grand Haven Yard Waste drop-off

Grand Haven Yard Waste drop-off

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

ATTENTION: Allied Waste will be operating Yard Waste drop-off locations for City of Grand Haven residents. You may transport your yard waste in any container or bag, to Griffin Elementary School, @1700 S. Griffin, or to Lakeshore Middle School, 900 Cutler. These drop-off sites will be open from 8:00 am to Noon for the next eight Saturdays, (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19).

Note: plastic bags and containers used to transport yard waste may not be left at the drop-off site, 2-ply paper bags are acceptable and may be deposited directly into the collection vehicle. Brush must be tied in bundles not more than 4 feet in length. No individual branch more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter. Please separate brush from other yard waste materials.

2011 Fall Brush Collection Program

2011 Fall Brush Collection Program

The Village of Spring Lake will provide Brush Collection the third Monday in September.  All Village residents must have their brush at the curbside before 7:30 A.M. on Monday, September 19, 2011, but no earlier than September 9th.

Program rules are the same as last year, and include the following: