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Federal funds to support the Grand Rapids River Revitalization

The entire Grand River watershed has a huge win last month with an $8M grant awarded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. We are working hard to submit permits and move forward with this transformative project!
Fox 17 West Michigan

River, lake projects in West Michigan look to improve valued resource

Crain's Detroit Business gives a great summary of the Grand Rapids River Revitalization.

Bend Wins Again!

Award of Merit for Water and Environment

The Colorado Dam Safe Passage in Bend, Oregon has won another award. This time from the Engineering News-Record Northwest Region. The project was recognized for its merit for improvements to water and/or the environment.

Bend Park and Rec gets national honor for river corridor work

The Bend Whitewater Park was part of a larger effort from the Parks and Recreation District to enhance the community's connection with the Deschutes River in the heart of Bend. They have been selected to receive a National “Facility or Park Design Award” by the National Recreation and Park Association. Click the link below to read more.
Central Oregon News Channel 21

Elkader's Whitewater Park was recognized as a Smart Growth Project

The whitewater feature, "The Gobbler", on the Turkey River in Elkader, and the associated river access was awarded a Smart Growth Award in 2015. The group, 1000 friends of Iowa, has introduced new categories for awards such as, Complete Streets/Transportation, and Urban Placemaking/Green Spaces to encompass a broader range of smart growth projects and to encourage more of these projects to take place. Read more by clicking the link below.
Public News Service

As hunting wanes, selling Michigan to a new outdoors generation

"The millennial generation is much more about weaving activities into their daily life.” This article from Bridge Magazine discusses the cultural and economic shift of outdoor industry and what Michigan, and Grand Rapids, are doing to keep up.