June 5 – Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week

Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week Did you know this week is Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week? Michigan’s annual Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week has launched with an official proclamation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighting the many benefits the state’s lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastline and groundwater provide. As you know, fresh water is…

April 22 – May Restaurant Fundraisers

May Restaurant Fundraisers Throughout the year we partner with a variety of local restaurants to raise funds for all aspects of the ODC Network. Our restaurant fundraisers continue this May with Saugatuck Brewing Company and Salt & Pepper Savory Grill & Pub! For the entire month of May, Saugatuck Brewing Company will donate a $1.00…

Project Clarity Breakfast May 22

Project Clarity, a community-wide initiative led by ODC Network, was established in 2013. Its mission is to restore the water quality of Lake Macatawa and the Macatawa Watershed through a multi-phased approach focused on land restoration, Best Management Practices (BMPs), community education, and long-term sustainability. In total, over 100 water quality projects have been implemented…

Mar 27 – April Fundraisers

Support the ODC through a Night Out! We have the privilege of being the recipient of a few Community Fundraisers in April. We hope you’ll take time to get together with loved whiles while supporting the ODC. Thank you to the generous businesses who have partnered with us and continue to give the community great…

Feb 26 – Help Support ODC

Throughout the year we partner with a variety of local restaurants to raise funds for all aspects of the ODC Network. Our restaurant fundraisers kick off this April with On the Border and Beechwood Grill! Take your family and friends to eat at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina on Monday, April 1st. Show…

Feb 14 – We Need You!

“Love Your Hometown” Grant Opportunity We are encouraging you to vote for the #HamiltonNaturalPlayground project in the Love Your Hometown campaign put on by the Allegan County Community Foundation! We are in the running for a $1,000 grant to build a natural playground at Sandyview Elementary School​. We need your help to secure this exciting…

Dec 11 – ODC “Giving Tree”

The ODC Visitor Center has a Giving Tree that is filled with ornaments that have items or gift cards that will help us care for all our animals. Stop in today to see what types of items we are asking for! If any fit in your budget, take the ornament, purchase the item or giftcard…

Nov 28 – Shop using AmazonSmile

Are you planning to do online shopping for your holiday gifts this year?  Try using AmazonSmile to have a portion of your sales donated to the ODC Network! It is one of the easiest ways you can donate to an organization without sending a separate check, simply go to smile.amazon.com to order your holiday gifts…

Sept 12 – Job Openings!

There are a couple of job openings right now with the ODC Network. We are looking for both a Lead Toddler Teacher and Assistant Toddler Teacher at Little Hawks Staff Childcare. Check out the job postings below and email your resume to the Little Hawks Discovery Preschool Director ASAP if you are interested. Lead Toddler…

SBC Bird of Prey Beer Fundraiser

For the entire month of May, Saugatuck Brewing Company and the Outdoor Discovery Center are teaming up, once again, to help fundraise for the care and enrichment of the live Birds of Prey located at ODC and to help further environmental conservation efforts. This tap takeover will feature 4 beers. We also will feature a…