July 9 – Water Festival

For the second year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival, presented by Meijer, will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. Over 30 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage both young and old to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed. People will be able to kayak, canoe,…

New Job Opening – Animal Care Specialist

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway 2016 Animal Care Specialist Job Description – June 2016 POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:  Animal Care Specialist REPORTS TO:   Program Director STATUS:   Full Time with Benefits START DATE:    August 2016 Overview: The Animal Care Specialist is a full-time position with the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG), a West Michigan Based outdoor…

Nature Hour, Back by Popular Demand

Nature Hour has become a regular program to attend by some of our visitors. So, for this summer, we are back at it again with the hopes that more people will join us. People often bring a picnic lunch and eat at the Discovery Pavilion after the program. Often the naturalist leading the program is…

June 9 – Soar Into Summer

Save the date for one of our biggest events of the year. Thursday, June 9 from 5-9 PM we will have a number of fun family activities to encourage people to spend more time outside. The entry fee is $5 per vehicle. Check back in the coming weeks for more details.

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Picnic for the Birds Rescheduled

Due to the likelihood of rain during today’s planned Picnic with the Birds program, it has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday, April 7. There is no fee to attend and no registration is necessary. Just stop by the Birds of Prey facility for as long as you would like to learn more about and see…

Boatwerks Benefit April 11 and 12

This is your opportunity to support the ODCMG by having a delicious Boatwerks meal!  Enjoy a special signature dish to contribute even more to the ODCMG, or order any of your favorite menu selections.  Present this voucher on April  11 or 12 from 4:30-8:30 PM and Boatwerks will donate 10% of your dinner check to the ODCMG.  On…

Prescribed Burn Complete at ODC Nature Preserve

On Sunday, March 20, David Mindell of PlantWise Restoration (Ann Arbor, MI) and his team performed the annual prescribed burn on the Outdoor Discovery Center Nature Preserve.  The prescribed burn helps us manage invasive species. Many mid-western ecosystems burned naturally or were managed with fire by the Native Americans prior to European settlement. Prescribed ecological burns…

Project Clarity Update March 15

The Project Clarity initiative is a community-wide collaboration to clean, restore and maintain the waters of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa Watershed. Learn about the extensive work and accomplishments to date and how each of us can be part of the effort to help clean, restore and maintain the waters of our most treasured asset:…