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Planting planned in SL

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM

The 3,000-foot greenway meanders through the wetlands with a boardwalk between Village Cove Marina and Mill Point Park. It continues east along the Grand River to Division Street and ends at Division and Exchange streets.

More than $1 million in grants, $200,000 in private and commercial contributions, and $155,000 in village funds made the greenway possible.

The project was finished last November, and there weren’t enough funds left for landscaping.

Spring Lake Village Parks and Recreation member and planting organizer Michele Yasenak said that's why she organized the Grand River Green(way) Thumbs event.

Volunteers are asked to bring gardening tools and gloves if possible. The Berry Family Nursery has donated the landscape design and plants for the project.

“This is an awesome opportunity for high school students to obtain community service hours or for community members to help keep our Grand River Greenway beautiful,” Yasenak said.

Registration isn’t required, but Yasenak asks that volunteers call 616-405-1970 or e-mail myasenak@sltravelleaders.net so she can pre-assign tasks and locations.

The event is expected to last about two hours.

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