Women in Nature Trip

Fourteen ladies joined two of our staff members on a Women in Nature trip to the UP this past weekend. They explored Pictured Rocks and the Munising Area, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Marquette’s downtown and area waterfalls. Thank you ladies for a great Women in Nature trip! If you’re interested in future trips, please check…

Shop & Donate

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support ODC Network in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations during your normal shopping habits. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android…

Boatwerks Sangria Fundraiser

On August 1st, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant will start a month-long Specialty Sangria Fundraiser to raise funds for the ODC Network. We encourage you to enjoy a beautiful afternoon, sitting on the water sipping one of these delicious sangrias! On Saturday, August 17 from 12:00-3:00 PM, live animals will visit the Boatwerks Courtyard. Stop by the…

3rd Annual Bass Tournament

The Compagner family has chosen the Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) as this year’s charity organization. Our family felt an immediate connection to this organization once we saw their catch and release fishing pond in their 7-acre nature play park. Supporting this pond is a great way to honor Dylan’s dream of fishing and being in…

Macatawa Water Festival

For the fifth year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival 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. Kayak or bike around…

Community Pizza

ODC Network is the recipient of Hops @ 84 East’s Community Pizza for the ENTIRE month of June! This month’s community pizza is Hops’s take on a Hawaiian pizza. This pizza features Hops red sauce, finocchiona salami, bacon, jalapeño, red onion, & pineapple on our Deboer bakery crust. $5 of every community pizza ordered will…

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…