Green Investment – Parks offer healing, antidote for stress

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks offer healing, antidote for stress One crisis phone call can be plenty of stress for any one of us. Dealing with hundreds a day, as Read more about Green Investment – Parks offer healing, antidote for stress[…]

Green Investment – Economic Development and the Parks

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks Offer Green Enticement to Talent, Business Dana Grassmid loved the mountains of Colorado in seven years living near Denver, but even their heights didn’t measure Read more about Green Investment – Economic Development and the Parks[…]

Green Investment – Community Backyards

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Ottawa Parks serve as big community backyards Even with several acres of property at home, Brenda Easterling and her children can’t do everything in their own Read more about Green Investment – Community Backyards[…]

Green Investment – Youth Education

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Parks enrich children’s lives “I found a lily pad! I see a whole bunch of lily pads!” called little Cora, wide-eyed with her long braids flipping Read more about Green Investment – Youth Education[…]

Green Investment – Save MI Hemlocks

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.  Residents join parks in all-out war against hemlock bugs The sun just edged above the wooded dune to the east as residents of the Forest Beach Read more about Green Investment – Save MI Hemlocks[…]

Green Investment – Volunteerism

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation. This is the first story in the series.  Volunteers give and get benefits in Ottawa Parks By Ben Beversluis, Ottawa County Parks Foundation Whether hiking a Read more about Green Investment – Volunteerism[…]

Green Investment – Health

Green Investment is an occasional series about the positive impact of Ottawa County parks on the quality of life in West Michigan, presented by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation. This is the first story in the series.  A HEALTHY APPEAL Ottawa County Parks offer ample opportunities to exercise By Ben Beversluis, Ottawa County Parks Foundation Read more about Green Investment – Health[…]