Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

Changes at the Birds of Prey

There have been some changes at the Birds of Prey recently. The Turkey Vultures have moved inside to their heated mews (cages). Wild Turkey Vultures migrate to warmer climates during the winter, so we have to move ours inside. And we have a new addition! Be sure to welcome our new Peregrine Falcon. He is…

Holidays at the ODC

Please join us at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s 150 acre Nature Preserve to create family memories and traditions during our “Holidays at the ODC”. We will offer fun activities like scavenger hunts on our Sensory Trail and programs where families can create holiday ornaments from materials found in nature. We will have “Tales and Tails” storytime throughout the month featuring live…

Travis Williams Receives National Award

Press Release November 19, 2015 Contact: Margo Carlock, NAI Executive Director 1-888-900-8283 Travis Williams Receives National Award Travis Williams, Executive Director of the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway in Holland MI, is the recipient of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Award of Distinction for 2015.  The award was presented at NAI’s national workshop on November 13th in Virginia Beach, VA.  The workshop…

Migratory Fun Run is this Saturday!

We hope you will join us for our first ever “Migratory Fun Run” this Saturday at 10 am. The run will be approximately 2.5 miles and take place throughout our trail system. It will end with water, hot chocolate and/or hot apple cider, donuts, and some fruit. There will also be an opportunity for a…

New Hours Announced

With the addition of our new visitor center and to provide a better experience to our visitors, we have adjusted our hours of operation. Starting September 1, 2015, our visitor center and administrative office will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during week days. Saturday and Sunday hours have not changed: Sat 10 am…

Wetland Restoration Begins for Project Clarity

HOLLAND, MI – Project Clarity, a community-wide initiative committed to improving the health of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa Watershed by reducing the amount of pollutant by at least 70%, recently started wetland restoration on 42 acres. This multi-phased approach with research based solutions, to remove sediment and nutrients both at the source and further downstream, also includes…