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Designating the Grand River Water Trail: Improving water quality, recreation, and local economies

Involving local communities and spreading the word about improved water quality, the Grand River Partnership (GRP) is working to have all 252 miles of the Grand River designated as either a state or federal water trail, from its source near Jackson to its mouth at Grand Haven.

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Ottawa County Parks paves way for 35-mile pathway from lakeshore to Grand Rapids

After decades of planning and buying property, Ottawa County Parks’ Grand River Greenway is starting to gain real momentum. Though still several years from completion, backers can’t wait for the day residents and visitors can explore this 35-mile pathway and many waterfront parks and destinations along the way.

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Michigan Dune Alliance helps protect state's iconic sand dunes from invasive species

Michigan's iconic sand dunes are being threatened by invasive species. Journalist Mark Wedel finds out how a group of conservation organizations are joining forces to weed out the invaders.

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UIX: Local industries grow together in Brewer's Grove

The Brewer's Grove, a group effort between local brewers and the Friends of GR Parks, celebrates two of Grand Rapids' most unique titles, Tree City and Beer City USA.

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Good wood: How you can enjoy your campfire this summer while protecting Michigan's forests

Without campfires, there's no s'mores. But without restrictions on moving firewood around the state, there might not be healthy forests.
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