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Plaster Creek Stewards

A collaboration of Calvin College faculty, staff, and students working with local partners to restore Plaster Creek watershed.

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Education and outreach

Raising community awareness about the watershed through workshops, seminars, presentations, and volunteer workdays.

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Monitoring stream health through a research methods class, part of the Biology curriculum.

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Implementing on-the-ground habitat restoration throughout the watershed

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Plaster Creek Stewards

Working to restore health and beauty to the Plaster Creek Watershed

Summer Workshop: Parade of Curb-Cut Rain Gardens

You are invited:

Join us at the Bunker Interpretive Center to celebrate our accomplishments this year, and meet our new Swale Keepers and Green Teams. After a pizza dinner ($5 dollar suggested donation), we will embark on a parade tour of exciting future gardens in the Alger Heights Neighborhood and the Christian Reformed Church Denominational Building. These sites offer the promise of slowing down storm water, allowing it time to be filtered and absorbed by native plants. The workshop continues Tuesday morning with an opportunity to join in the implementation of this restoring work. We will be starting out at Alger Park CRC that morning. We look forward to sharing and working together with you!


Talk and Walk:

June 8, 4:00-8:00pm, Bunker Interpretive Center, Calvin College


"Let's get messy!":

June 9, 9:00-12:00pm, Alger Park CRC, 2655 Eastern Avenue, Southeast Grand Rapids


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Read our Newsletter!Fall 2011 Newsletter


Love thy Downstream Neighbor: From Plaster Creek to the St. Lawrence River

Our fall event was Saturday, September 22 10:00am-12:30pm at the Bunker Interpretive Center.

View photos from the project or check out images from the presentation here, and view news coverage here.



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