Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Whitewater'


Whitewater agreement has first amendment

Resolution provides clarity on city’s financial commitment over next five fiscal years.

November 15, 2019
The agreement between the city of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Whitewater for the Grand River restoration project has its first amendment. Read More

City leaders contemplate river restoration

Panel deliberates on how design through water can be implemented in River for All project.

August 23, 2019
Placemaking, urban design and public parks leaders convened last week at the Grand Rapids Art Museum to discuss how design through water has been used to bring communities closer and how these plans can inspire future Grand River restoration efforts. Read More

Whitewater hires new president

Steve Heacock leaves role as senior vice president of community relations at Spectrum Health to oversee river project.

February 8, 2019
Steve Heacock has been a vocal supporter of the Grand Rapids Whitewater project, and now he’s taking the lead role in seeing it through. Read More

Street Talk: All for the river?

Pomp and circumstance.

November 30, 2018
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has heard from a consultant who demonstrated a racial equity-testing tool using a local sustainability project as an example. Read More

GR leaders foresee river edge benefit

Projects are many years from completion, but execs say construction will be worth it in the long run.

November 9, 2018
Decades of ideas and plans about the role the Grand River could have in Grand Rapids are finally on the horizon. Read More

Grand Rapids Whitewater aims for 2019 summer start date

Nonprofit has raised half of $45 million needed for Grand River restoration project.

August 31, 2018
This time next year, Grand Rapids Whitewater hopes to begin its Grand River restoration project. Read More

River project seeking approvals

GR Whitewater looks to implement adjustable hydraulic structure.

March 23, 2018
Grand Rapids Whitewater is gaining ground in its efforts to restore the rapids, but the project rides on the implementation of an adjustable hydraulic structure (AHS) in the upper reach of the Grand River. Read More

Grand Rapids Whitewater hires president and CEO

July 21, 2017
The downtown river restoration project has a new leader. Read More

Grand River restoration project receives $4M from feds

January 6, 2017
The Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration Project has received a $4-million boost from the federal government. Read More

Work to restore the Grand River surges ahead

City commissioners approve complicated permit submissions.

November 13, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids city officials approved an important next step in the process of restoring and revitalizing the Grand River during the Committee of the Whole meeting last week by authorizing the city engineer to sign and submit all permit applications for future improvement projects related to restoration, flood control and mitigation. Read More