Over 50 Years
Of Environmental Action

West Michigan Environmental Action Council recognizes that it is essential for the organization to operate within the values of diversity, inclusiveness, and racial equity as part of our strategy to achieve our vision and mission.

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Mayors’ grand River Cleanup

20th Anniversary Celebration & Kick off

save the date: Saturday September 9th, 2023

downtown grand rapids     location: tba

Join forces with hundreds of volunteers to clean up the Grand River along downtown Grand Rapids. WMEAC will provide you with gloves, trash bags, and the enthusiasm to keep our shared waters clean and enjoyable for all. This event is FREE and is open to all ages, abilities and identities. We will start at 8am with a light breakfast, spend a few hours cleaning up litter and regroup to celebrate with a complimentary lunch. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available to all volunteers who participate and a variety of local brews will be available for those over the age of 21.

Check out the main webpage for the Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup for more information.  For questions, please contact us at mayorscleanup@wmeac.org


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