Restoring Habitat in an Urban Setting-Wild Ones River City

Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Location:  The Highlands –2715 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids (Adjacent to Blandford Nature Center)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost:  Free
Registration: No registration required

Description: Join us for a mile-long tour of an exceptional local example of restoration at the Highlands, a former golf course on it’s way back to nature.

Justin Heslinga, from the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, will share how to re-imagine city spaces as the habitat they were meant to be and ways you can participate in their transformation.

The Highlands is a collaborative project between the Land Conservancy and Blandford Nature Center. For over a century, the land has been extensively watered and fertilized. The restoration of this landscape will bring about substantial improvements to water and air quality in the city and will help in the city’s goal to increase forest canopy. The project also offers educational opportunities and will be a model for large-scale urban restoration in the region.