Grand Rapids Backyard Collective

Date: Tuesday, August 20
Total Number of Participants: 60
Participating Member Companies: Chaco Footwear, Founders Brewing, Merrell, Moosejaw & Timberland. 
Participating Grantees: Grand Rapids Whitewater, Conservation Resource Alliance
Non-profit partners: Grand Rapids Parks & Rec and Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW)
Who did the group volunteer for?  Grand Rapids Whitewater, Grand Rapids Parks & Rec & LGROW
Results:  The volunteers worked in collaboration with Grand Rapids Whitewater and Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation to clean up the waterfront parks and remove invasive species along the river trails. Volunteers worked with Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) to help remove 340 pounds of trash and sediment collected from 62 storm drains, which flow to Lake Michigan.
Photos: Visit this google folder and this Instagram post
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 60 x 3 = 180 hours