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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

Spring Event: Creek Friendly Yards

When water leaves our yards, it takes various things with it into the storm drains and local waterways. How we landscape and care for our green spaces has direct impacts on our waterways. This event is designed for people interested in learning how to care for a yard or green space in beautiful ways while protecting our local streams and creeks. At this morning event we will discuss how fertilizing safely, using compost to replace fertilizers, planting shrubs, trees and native plants for biodiversity and diverse habitats creates healthy, creek-friendly yards.  Following the presentation we will head out to the restorative activity of your choice: transplanting native plants in our greenhouse, planting trees and shrubs at various locations, or a special opportunity to "rescue" native plants at Shadyside Park prior to floodplain reconstruction.

April 30, 9:00am-12:00pm

Begin at the Bunker Interpretive Center for a short presentation followed by various creek friendly activities in the watershed.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Bring gloves and dress for the weather.




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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