The City of Grand Rapids is hosting Water Pool-ooza on the Grand, a free community event aimed at engaging families and students in water conservation efforts while providing a day of fun activities and education.

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Water Pool-ooza on the Grand is Saturday June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Riverside Park (Guild Street Entrance),at 2001 Monroe Avenue NE.

City of Grand Rapids
City of Grand Rapids

The event is open to students ages six and up and their families.

At the event you'll find:

  • Hands-on water activities led by water professionals, community partners and non-profits
  • Kayaking with GR Outside and macroinvertebrate sampling with Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds
  • Touch-a-Truck with City of Grand Rapids public services departments
  • Career exploration sessions for students interested in water-related fields
  • Opportunities to learn about local water stewardship initiatives and how to become a Water Champion
  • Resources for adults to learn about City services and community opportunities
City of Grand Rapids
City of Grand Rapids

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The event is made possible through funding by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and the City of Grand Rapids.

The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our natural water resources and inspire positive action within our community.

Registration is not required but encouraged. If you register here, you'll get info before the event about parking, schedule changes and weather. Registration is open through May 30.

Find out more about Grand Rapids' Water Pool-ooza on the Grand here.

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