November 2022 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – November Newsletter Foundation Board Members: Tim Stoepker and Alice Hoban Tim Stoepker joined the Ottawa County Parks Foundation Board of Directors in 2016 when we were …

October 2022 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – October Newsletter Observatory Dedication The first public Observatory in West Michigan is now open at Hemlock Crossing. The Ottawa County Parks Foundation was a supporter …

September 2022 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – September Newsletter Supporter Spotlight: Wally and Jane Ewing by Wally and Jane Ewing I, Wally, am an historian. Each park has a history of forward-thinking, resourceful, …

August 2022 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – August Newsletter Supporter Spotlight: Anita Yoder Why I’m a member of the Park Sustainers Club? We have such a unique and important environment here in …

July 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – July Newsletter Supporter Spotlight: Jessica Gregory Featured Plant: Sumac by Bobbi Jones Sabine Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is ubiquitous along Michigan’s roadsides in summer. The fuzzy red …

June 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – June Newsletter Supporter Spotlight: Cathy Feyt Featured Plant: Lookalikes by Bobbi Jones Sabine “Compare and contrast,” your old English teacher used to demand. So let’s look …

May 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – May Newsletter Donor Spotlight: Janis and Steve Burkhardt by Janis Burkhardt I love trees! I love walking in the woods! I love following a path …

April 2022 E-Newlsetter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – April Newsletter Donor Spotlight: Kathryn Remlinger and Robert Bell Parks for Life provides lasting support for the Ottawa County Parks through donations to the Parks Foundation. …

March 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – March Newsletter Donor Spotlight: Alice and Andy Hoban Original article posted September 2020 Alice and Andy Hoban first became involved with Ottawa County Parks in …

February 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – February Newsletter Why We Love Our Parks In honor of February, the month of love, we asked people to share their “love stories”; stories of …

January 2022 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – January Newsletter Foundation Welcomes New Board Members Dr. Kathryn Remlinger The Ottawa County Parks Foundation welcomes Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Remlinger to the Foundation’s Board of …

December 2021 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – December Newsletter Let’s work together to bridge community to nature As we reflect on another year filled with uncertainty, it is thanks to YOUR support, that …

November 2021 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – November Newsletter How Nature Helps Us Heal By Leif Hass, October 21, 2021 Greater Good Magazine Here’s one silver lining to the pandemic: with gyms, …

October 2021 E-Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – October 2021 Newsletter Making Nature Accessible Part II: Accessibility in the Parks New Swing at North Beach Thanks to a generous donation from the Angela …

September 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – September 2021 Newsletter Pollution in the Great Lakes by Jessica Gregory Think back to your last visit to the Lake Michigan shoreline and in your mind’s …

August 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – August 2021 Newsletter Accessibility in the ParksPart 1: Spokes Fighting StrokesParks are for everyone and over the next couple of months, we will be emphasizing …

July 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – July 2021 Newsletter National Park and Recreation Month Join us in celebrating National Park and Recreation month! We know that Parks not only bring us …

June 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – June 2021 Newsletter Bend Space Open Area Trail Preview Celebrating the Continued Expansion of a Grand Plan by Anita Yoder The Bend Area Celebration on …

May 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – May 2021 Newsletter Volunteering in the Parks by Pete Esser It’s probably no surprise to you that there is a lot of community support for …

April 2021 Newsletter

Ottawa County Parks Foundation – April 2021 Newsletter Five Years of Supporting Ottawa County Parks This year marks the FIVE-YEAR anniversary of the Ottawa County Parks Foundation! FIVE years ago, …