April 2024 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – April Newsletter Connecting with Nature Series: Art in the Parks Join us for our Connecting with Nature series, where we’ll showcase various activities enjoyed by …

March 2024 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – March Newsletter Ottawa County Parks Foundation Releases Annual Report Thanks to your incredible support, we’ve managed to channel $463,330 to support the vision of excellence …

February 2024 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – February Newsletter Instilling a Love of Nature Instilling a love of nature begins at a young age.  There are many ways to instill a love …

Grand Explorers’ Trail Race 2024

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR SPONSORS! Thank you for helping the Ottawa County Parks Foundation fulfill its MISSION OF “Bridging Community to Nature“. HEALTH & WELLNESS SPONSORS RUN THROUGH TWO …

2024 Art for the Parks

Support the Ottawa County Parks Foundation and local artists. A $10 donation is suggested to attend the show. All donations and 10% of artists’ sales will benefit the Foundation. Register …

January 2024 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – January Newsletter The Ottawa County Parks Foundation Board of Directors Welcomes Shelly Stephens and Greg Boynton   Shelly Stephens by Shelly Stephens Shelly is originally from …

Piece Together Parks!

Thank you for joining us Saturday, March 9! Thanks to your support we raised over $4,200 for the Ottawa County Parks Foundation! Co-sponsored by the Ottawa County Parks Foundation and …

December 2023 E-Newlsetter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – December Newsletter Gratitude in Nature Your continued support has helped us provide funding to Ottawa County Parks and Recreation that increases accessibility in our parks, …

November 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – November Newsletter Happy National Gratitude Month! With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is a great time to reflect on what we are grateful for. With the …

Fireside Chat – December

Join us Thursday, December 7 at 8:30 AM for a Fireside Chat in front of the fire place at the Nature Education Center. The speaker for December is Coordinator Natural …

October 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – October Newsletter Fall Colors in Ottawa County Parks Fall leaves add a new layer of beauty to nature. The leaves go from green to vibrant …

September 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – September Newsletter Join Us for the Ottawa County Parks Foundation’s Annual Meeting Bench Sponsorship Opportunities along the Idema Explorers Trail Are you looking for a …

August 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – August Newsletter Donor Spotlight: Jessica Gregory A special thank you to Jessica Gregory and mi EcoBUZZ for this video. Featured Plant: Dogbane by Bobbi Sabine Spreading dogbane …

OCPF Annual Meeting

Join us on October 12, 2023 from 5 to 6 PM for the Ottawa County Parks Foundation’s Annual Meeting at the Nature Education Center at Hemlock Crossing. Come and enjoy …

July 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – July Newsletter Grand Explorers’ Trail Race Thank you to all of the runners, volunteers, and sponsors who came out and enjoyed two of the great …

June 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – June Newsletter My Story By Shelly Stephens Last spring, I looked forward to my retirement and had a long list of fun things I wanted …

May 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – May Newsletter A Natural Oasis for All Have you sat on the Lake Michigan shore with your eyes closed, listening to the rolling waves? A gentle …

April 2023 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – April Newsletter Supporter Spotlight: Judy Tuttle My initial involvement with Ottawa County Parks was joining Friends of Ottawa County Parks and participating in some of …