Community Services

Second ‘Green Team’ Works to Improve Rogue River

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

This summer, Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative project employed a “Green Team” of 8 high school students from all over the watershed to install and maintain green infrastructure practices such as rain gardens, bioswales, and vegetated buffers. These practices use vegetation, soils, and natural processes to control stormwater runoff, the leading [...]

Community Gardens a source of healthy satisfaction

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Ted Williams called it a “great mental enema.” Susan McMaster went on facebook and asked for bunny poop. No matter what your take on gardening, there is no doubt it adds a source of satisfaction and accomplishment to anyone’s life. A stroll through the Rockford Community Garden, in its ? year, shows a little bit of over commitment—some plots are in [...]

Happy Anniversary! KCRC’s Adopt-A-Road Program Turns 25

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since 1990, the Kent County Road Commission’s Adopt-a-Road program has invited community volunteers to keep their favorite corridors litter-free. Celebrating its 25th anniversary on July 24, 2015, the program has grown to encompass over 200 stretches of roadway cleaned by a wide range of groups including families, community organizations, and businesses. Supporters [...]

Algoma and Cortland Fire Departments conduct training burn

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

There were 4 separate repetitions where fire attack crews entered the structure and had to put the fire out. After the training we let the structure fully develop and stud by until the structure was completely consumed. The owners hope to build on the lot at a later date. If you have any further questions feel from to contact me. Thanks A training burn was conducted on [...]

Experts Encourage Grand Rapids Area Families to Bring Back the Sunday Dinner

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dave Rice from the Grand Rapids area is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.* “For seniors, it’s not what’s on their [...]
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