Updated on: June 13, 2022 Thursdays throughout the summer Upper Macatawa Natural Area 10:30 am-12:30 pm • 11 am Nature Activity June 16 June 23 June 30 July 14 July 21 July 28 August 4 August 11 Full Summer Schedule:
Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s #NationalTrailsDay with Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails and in quality green space during the pandemic. Let’s return the favor as a community! Help care for our magnificent trails and advocate for equitable inclusion outdoors by: 1.
A Transformed Landscape Introduction The land that is now Upper Macatawa Natural Area has seen tremendous change in the last 200 years. Virgin forest was felled to provide lumber for construction of homes and businesses for the growing immigrant population. Then, for over 100 years, agriculture dominated the river valley, utilizing the flat, rich soils to grow corn and other row crops.
Pollution Solutions is a program designed by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council to inspire action through access to quality science. A virtual series focused on plastic pollution and the Great Lakes will be offered free to the public in 2022. Each session will include a guest speaker. Part 1 will discuss the history of plastic in our Great Lakes, ecological science, and Great Lakes activism in our region through the 1970’s.
StoryWalks are now available throughout the county! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration not required; for more information: miOttawa.