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April 19-25 
Join us for the 4th annual Muskegon Area Earth Week! It will be a wonderful week filled with events that educate, inspire and encourage acts for change that benefit our community and our earth. Plans include Creation Care Day, Environmental & Sustainability Awards, workshops, a film festival and more, concluding with the Earth Fair on April 25.

2015 Events

5 Lakes Nature Sanctuary Guided Nature Hikes
Monday, April 20, 2:30pm and 5:00pm 

Located near Fruitport, Five Lakes is a class C sanctuary. This means that the sanctuary can only be visited with the assistance of an MNA guide.  Registration is required for this event.

For more information and to register,
contact John Bagley at 517-580-3021.

Sustainability Champion Awards

Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm
Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St, Montague

Do you know an individual or business who is a sustainability champion for environmental integrity, economic prosperity, or social equity?  Why not nominate them for a Sustainability Champion Award to honor their contributions to our community?  Click here for a nomination form.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Darling, jennifer.darling@muskegoncc.edu
Doug Wood, 
doug.wood@orchardview.org


Rain Barrel Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 pm
Weesies Brothers Garden Centers and Landscaping
10022 Walsh Road, Montague, MI 
Click here for directions.

West Michigan Environmental Action Council, in partnership with The Muskegon Conservation District, Muskegon County and a grant from the Environmental Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, will provide low cost rain barrels to West Michigan home owners through regularly scheduled workshops. The average rain barrel will keep 1,815 gallons of stormwater out of our lakes and rivers each year. Water that can be safely used to irrigate your lawn or garden.  $20 (includes barrel) 


Registration required, click here for more information and to register, or contact Becky Brown, WMEAC  bbrown@wmeac.org


Native Plants Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 6:00pm
Weesies Brothers Garden Centers and Landscaping
10022 Walsh Road, Montague, MI 
Click here for directions.


Okavark Studio's Artprize Open House
Sunday, April 19, 12:00-3:00 pm
Monday-Friday, April 20-24, 10:00am-8:00 pm
AMF Bowling Center, 1150 Whitehall RD
Click here for directions.


Recycle Yourself Blood Drive

Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Reeths-Puffer Elementary School, 901 E. Giles, Muskegon
 

Earth Fair

Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Reeths-Puffer Elementary School, 901 E. Giles, Muskegon

The Earth Fair is a great opportunity to learn more about sustainability efforts in our community.  There will be giveaways, free games, and product demonstrations for a fun learning experience for all!

Interested in exhibiting at the Earth Fair?  Click here for an informational letter, and here for an exhibitor form..

For more information, contact: Joel Darling, admin@darlingcetaceans.com  


 2013 Highlights

 2013 Sustainability Award Winners


Sustainability Champion – Individual

Dennis Kirksey, Kirksey Investment Corporation, Dr. Doris Rucks, Dr. Thomas Tisue


Sustainability Champion – Corporate

Benson Drug Store, Carmen’s Cafe, GE Aviation - Muskegon


Sustainability Champion – Non-Profit

Braveheart Raptor Rehabilitation Center, VITA Program of Goodwill Industries


Sustainability Champion – Governmental

Blue Lake Township – Mr. Don Studaven, City of Muskegon – Mr. Bob Fountain


Sustainability Champion – Education

Reeths-Puffer Schools


 Fuel Economy Challenge

Click here to see the 2013 Fuel Economy Challenge winners.


 Check out our Facebook page for
pictures from last year's Earth Week!