Johnson Controls employees help protect Rum Creek

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Johnson Controls employees and their families helped to plant 180 feet of native plants along Rum Creek on Saturday, August 25. This effort was part of Trout Unlimited’s Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative program, which began in the watershed in 2010. The project site, owned by City of Rockford resident Jack McClennen, was transformed from […]

Students learn about local conservation efforts on Rum Creek

Students from the Summer Journeys program help to collect water quality data on Rum Creek.

The section of Rum Creek across from the Rockford Community Cabin was busy with activity Saturday morning, June 23. Eighteen students from middle schools in the Grand Rapids metro area were busy collecting water quality data on Rum Creek. These students were part of the Summer Journeys program, which was founded in 2008 to help […]

Demo ‘officially over’

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by BETH ALTENA According to City Manager Michael Young, as of Thursday, Nov. 4, the Wolverine Tannery demolition of significant structures was “officially over” with the exception of the wastewater treatment plant and existing shoe store. The existing shoe store will remain and open for business until the new shoe and apparel store at the […]

Rum Creek flowes through Wolverine World Wide tannery

Rum Creek reached a high point as it flowed through the former Wolvering World Wide tannery building. It is pictured after Rockford made all the news channels due to flooding on Monday, May 31.

Rum Creek reached a high point as it flowed through the former Wolverine World Wide tannery building. It is pictured after Rockford made all the news channels due to flooding on Monday, May 31.