Stream Daylighting Celebration & Tree Planting
Throughout the summer, construction crews have been hard at work bringing a buried stream back to the surface at The Highlands, a natural area protected in partnership between Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. The work is nearly complete! The new stream will provide valuable habitat, manage the flow of storm water, and improve water quality in the Grand River watershed. The project was made possible with support from the City of Grand Rapids, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, the Kent County Drain Commissioner, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds. Join us to celebrate the completion of the project and plant trees along the new stream at The Highlands!
We will hike to the project site (<0.5 miles from the parking lot at The Highlands) where we will enjoy fall refreshments and a short program with speakers from Blandford Nature Center, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, and the City of Grand Rapids. Attendees will then be invited to plant trees along the stream.
Please pre-register to attend. This event will take place outside, rain or shine. Please wear appropriate shoes and dress for the weather!