Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

Water Festival Success

This year’s Macatawa Water Festival was a big hit with families. There were people from the Holland area but also a number of visitors from out of the area. Thanks to all of our partners and exhibitors there were a variety of activities for all ages. We look forward to another great festival in 2016…

Founders Hall Open

There’s still a lot of construction going on at the ODC Nature Preserve, but Founders Hall is no longer affected by it, so come out and see the animals!

Founders Hall has resumed its normal operating hours: 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, and Noon-4pm Sunday.

 

 

Founders Hall Temporarily Closed

We closed Founders Hall this afternoon. Not because of the building but because of the concrete being poured and the landscaping prep being done in front of the building. We expect that it will be open tomorrow with some directional signs in place to help people navigate from parking lot to the Founders Hall and…

Project Clarity Kicks Off Haworth Property Improvements

This 150-acre project will include wetland restoration and a model farming enterprise using agriculture best management practices for water quality. 70 of the 150 acres will be donated to Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway and restored to a vegetated wetland, providing approximately 100 acre-feet of water storage. The remaining 80 acres will be farmed under…

New Land Acquired for Remediation

Several substantial land acquisitions have been finalized this past month. We have added more than 160 acres to preserves along the Macatawa River Greenway. The parcels are all located along the North Branch of the river which winds its way through Fillmore and Laketown Townships then into Holland and Holland Township. The location of the…

Spring is here…and so is construction!

We are excited to have the spring season arrive so that work can continue on our new visitor’s center building! The trusses are being assembled and the prefabricated walls are being delivered this week. It’s all moving quickly so be sure to check back soon to watch the progress. When you visit, you will find…