The Park Stewards program was created in 2016 because of a number of particularly enthusiastic volunteers who had the time and desire to volunteer more frequently. Caring for our natural resources is a high priority for Ottawa County Parks, but one that could use an infinite amount of staff and
The eco goats have returned for another year! Paul Busman volunteer veterinarian who has donated time and material to this program for years Our many volunteers who check on the goats daily to make sure they are behaving Friends of Ottawa County Parks for their ongoing support of this project
Sensory trail at Grand River Park Theodore (Tas) Stoetzner of Boy Scout Troop 354 of Jenison completed his Eagle Scout project by constructing the park system’s first sensory trail in May. “I chose this project to help kids and families who live with autism enjoy the parks and be outside
Adopt-a-Park was launched in 2010 in partnership with the United Way of Greater Ottawa County. Since then, it has grown to 16 companies and schools caring for their favorite parks and making great progress! Featured company: Tyson Foods “Tyson Foods has been part of the Adopt-A-Park program since before the
Service learning projects are a special segment of our volunteer philosophy. In addition to getting the community outside and caring for our natural lands, it’s an educational opportunity to connect students with the outdoors and our natural heritage. It’s a chance to teach students about ecosystems while improving an ecosystem.