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Free Shredding Services April 23rd

Free Shredding Services April 23rd

Spring Lake, MI- Shred Docs will be at Spring Lake District Library on Saturday, April 23 to provide free shredding services for the community. 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 call the library at (616) 846-5770, ext. 107.  The library is located at 123 E. Exchange Street in Spring Lake.

The Grand River Greenway (North) regional trail Project Begins Summer of 2011

The Grand River Greenway (North) regional trail Project Begins Summer of 2011

The Grand River Greenway (North) was proposed as a regional trail in the 1987 Master Plan. The project begins July 4, 2011 — assuming the final $200,000 is achieved (90% of funding already secured—1.1 million); Wetland education, increased recreation and non-motorized transportation will result. Friends of the Grand River Greenway/Non-Motorized Trail with the assistance from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation invite you to support this project with your donation.

To make a tax deductable donation, please contact the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation at www.ghaft.org or 616-842-6378 or the Village of Spring Lake, 616-842-1393 for details.

Village of Spring Lake will provide spring leaf pickup

Village of Spring Lake will provide spring leaf pickup

The Village of Spring Lake will provide the spring leaf pickup program beginning Monday, April 25th.

All leaves must be raked onto the street and off of the lawn by this date as the truck passes ONLY ONCE in the Spring.

The hose on the vacuum truck is limited in length; therefore piles on the lawn are hard to reach.

All Village residents, except those on Savidge, need to have their leaves raked to the road by 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 25th.

M104 (Savidge Street) residents need to have their leaves bagged and ready for pick up at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 25th. Please do not put out before the weekend prior to April 25th.

The Village leaf truck cannot pickup landscaping waste, ornamental grasses, sticks, brush, lumber, etc.

Residents with questions are asked to contact the Village Hall during normal business hours at 842.1393

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday

Hiking the Appalachian Trail discussion is Thursday
From the City of Grand Haven:   Date: 31 March 2011 Details: Location: Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue
Date: March 31
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.
Description of Event: Judy Ross discusses her adventures when she traversed the Appalachian Trail

Contact Person: Larry Halverson
Contact Email: gdhlh@llcoop.org
Contact Phone: 616-842-5560x222
Website: http://www.loutitlibrary.org/

Grand Haven Area Jaycees hosts "Grand River GreenUp " to help clean up the Grand River

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. - This April, the Grand Haven Area Jaycees will celebrate Earth Week with an event to help clean up the Grand River. Grand River GreenUp will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Riverside Park in Grand Haven.

Free t-shirts will be given to the first 300 volunteers.

Anyone interested in volunteering should RSVP for the event by visiting http://www.grandrivergreenup.com/.

"Recycle. Grand Haven." Fundraising Drive Kick-Off

"Recycle. Grand Haven." Fundraising Drive Kick-Off

You have viewed beautiful Lake Michigan, walked the sandy beaches, and journeyed to the end of the pier.  You have observed the daily catch and admired the parade of boats.  The scenery is beautiful.  Trekking the boardwalk on your way to find lunch, you take the last swig of your refreshment and realize you have….NO PLACE TO RECYCLE YOUR CAN OR BOTTLE?!?  “Recycle. Grand Haven.” has officially kicked off its fundraising drive!  This community project is being organized by professionals in the 2010/2011 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Connect class.  Funds raised will be used for the installation of recycling bins and new trash containers along the Grand Haven boardwalk to allow for the recycling of plastic bottles and cans. 

Although trash receptacles are available along the waterfront, no containers currently exist for recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Public Meeting - Local Water Bodies Threatened by Invasive Phragmites!

Public Meeting - Local Water Bodies Threatened by Invasive Phragmites!

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Spring Lake District Library
 
Phragmites (“frag-my-tees” AKA Giant Reed Grass) grows up to 15 feet tall, has rhizomes 60 feet long, blocks waterfront views, destroys wildlife habitat, crowds out natural species, creates a safety hazard, and spreads alarmingly fast!
                                                 
Learn how to recognize this giant reed grass that is taking over wetlands, bayous, streams and banks of the Grand River. Gain an understanding of the regional threat posed by invasive phragmites, especially if left untreated.