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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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Each Spring and Fall Plaster Creek Stewards hosts an event focused on education and action that is open and free to anyone, any age. These events typicallys occur on a Saturday morning in April and October. We start at the Calvin College campus with a short presentation on a topic related to watershed restoration. Then groups are formed and leave to spend a few hours planting, weeding, marking stormdrains, or installing a green infrastructure project. During the year, there are multiple other events that pop up and are advertised on the Plaster Creek Stewards Facebook site, like greenhouse transplanting, large garden plantings and partner sponsored events. We hope to see you at an event soon, and don't forget your favorite work gloves!

Plaster Creek Stewards 2018 Spring Event

 Navigating the New Normal: Watershed Restoration in an Age of Climate Change was held on April 21, 2018.

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Plaster Creek Stewards 2017 Fall Event

 Returning Home: Reconciling human impacts using native plants was held on October 14, 2017.

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Sediment in Plaster Creek

Plaster Creek Stewards 2017 Spring Event  

Displaced Dirt: Keeping Sediment out of Streams was held on April 22, 2017.

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Plaster Creek Stewards 2016 Fall Event

Connecting Urban Neighborhoods with their Creeks was held October 15, 2016.
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Plaster Creek Stewards 2016 Summer Workshop

Presentation on "Cultivating our Place through Histories and Gardens," was held June 13 and 14.

Plaster Creek Stewards 2016 Spring EventRestoration at 3770 Lake Drive

Educational presentation on "Creek Friendly Yards," was held on Saturday, April 12, 2016.




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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.