2017 Macatawa Water Festival brought to you by

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Additional sponsorship provided by

Community Choice Credit Union * Boars Head Provision * Gentex Corporation * GVSU * Holland Ace Hardware * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Holland Litho * Holland Windmill Island * Interfaceh2o * JQ99 Macatawa Area Coordinating Council * Velo City Cycles * West Michigan Uniform * WOOD TV8


Participating Organizations

Allegan County 4-H * American Red Cross of West Michigan * Chef Container * City of Holland – Windmill Island Gardens * DeGraaf Nature Center * GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute * Green Michigan * Herrick District Library * Holland Area Arts Council * Holland BPW * Holland Museum * Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute * Interfaceh2o * Macatawa Area Coordinating Council * MI Angler Association *  MSU Extension * Ottawa Conservation District * Ottawa County Parks & Recreation * Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway * US Coast Guard Auxiliary * Velo City Cycles * West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)

Macatawa Water Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Back for its third year on Holland’s Windmill Island, we hope you can join us for the Macatawa Water Festival this summer. Designed to get families and children engaged with Lake Macatawa, local waterways and the Macatawa Watershed, the festival will feature hands-on activities and educational exhibits from over two dozen partners from around the area. Opportunities include kayaking, paddling in a Voyageur canoe (Gabagouache), fishing (17 and under), biking, upcycling and recycling crafts, and other water related games and activities.

The festival is FREE thanks to many generous sponsors. A special call out to our presenting sponsor, Meijer,who will provide fruit and water for our guests to enjoy. We also thank our hosting partners at the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council and the Holland Hope College Sustainability Institute.

Fun games and crafts for all ages will be available and each young explorer will receive a watershed passport. As they visit and engage in the various activities, they will receive passport stamps. Once their passport is completed, they will turn it in for a prize. New this year, the festival will feature opportunities to learn how to compost and recycle and we will have many activities surrounding upcycling. Check out the Macatawa Water Festival’s Facebook Event Page for updated information as the event date draws nearer.


Three workshops will be held on Windmill Island as part of the festival; two Rain Barrel workshops and a Wood Duck Nest Box workshop. Registration is required as units are limited. Please register below.

Rain Barrel Workshop Session #1, 10 AM – Fee $5

Rain Barrel Workshop Session #2, 11 AM – Fee $5

Wood Duck Nest Box Workshop, 9 AM – 12:30 PM, Free

If you are interested in being part of the educational activities or a financial sponsor please contact lynn@outdoordiscovery.org.

We need volunteers to help make the Macatawa Water Festival successful, if you’re interested in volunteering, register today. Please contact Ashley Van Zee (616) 393-9453 with volunteer questions.

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