A Watershed Moment: Plaster Creek Stewards

This week’s Watershed Moment features Gail Heffner, director of Community Engagement at Calvin College, and Dave Warners, biology professor at Calvin College, talking about Plaster Creek Stewards.

Plaster Creek Stewards is a watershed preservation group that began in 2009 to help clean up Plaster Creek. Since Calvin College lies within the Plaster Creek Watershed, most of the runoff from Calvin’s property ends up in the stream. The idea for Plaster Creek Stewards began with that awareness.

Since then, the Plaster Creek Stewards have adopted three specific focus areas for action—Study and research, education, and on-the-ground restoration.

“I think I’d like to try and encourage people to pay attention to the creek. It’s sort of one of those things that’s out of sight, out of mind,” said Warners. “We can turn our hearts toward the creek and think about what we can do to make this a beautiful feature of our communities again.”

Listen to the episode here, or using the player at the top of this post.

A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Wednesday and Saturdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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