GRAND RAPIDS — Blandford Nature Center has collaborated with local partners on a transformational land deal that could help reshape a neighborhood on the west side of Grand Rapids.
The Wege Foundation of Grand Rapids has named Jonathan Wege as chair of the foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Zoos and nature centers across West Michigan are constructing new facilities this year thanks to strong support from individual donors and contributions from foundations.
The Grand Rapids-based Wege Foundation released a statement today announcing that current President and CEO Ellen Satterlee would be retiring, effective Oct. 30, 2015.
As West Michigan’s economy continues to improve and evolve, that’s led to a host of infrastructure investments at colleges and universities across the region.
Downtown Grand Rapids seems to have burst at the seams and spilled a few streets south, the result, some say, of confidence that an anchor project — the $30 million Downtown Market — has brought to a neglected part of the city.
A low-key but high-powered group of West Michigan influencers and business leaders thinks it’s time to put the rapids back in the Grand. They want to restore a 2-mile-long section of the namesake river flowing through downtown Grand Rapids to attract whitewater enthusiasts.