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West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) relies on caring volunteers like you to help protect and preserve our shared environment, and have healthy and resilient communities across West Michigan. Our volunteers contribute over 10,000 hours each year for a variety of program, professional, and maintenance needs! You can learn about volunteer opportunities by signing up for our e-news, or by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org through the volunteer sign-up form below. We look forward to working alongside you!
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Our volunteer help improve the health of our waterways by removing the trash at WMEAC’s Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup.
Volunteer opportunity Highlights
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 email@example.com
grand river cleanup campaign
sat, september 9th – sat, september 16th
From Monday, September 4th through Saturday, September 16th, WMEAC will provide supplies to volunteers throughout the communities of Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Grandville, Walker, Kentwood, and East Grand Rapids to remove trash from the tributaries and storm drains that feed into the Grand River as well as from the Grand River itself. So if you can’t join us on Saturday, September 9th for our Kick-off- there are still plenty of ways to stay involved with Michigan’s largest river cleanup! You can:
- Recruit a group of volunteers (5+ individuals) and sign up to adopt one of our Cleanup Sites
- Stop by the WMEAC office during our campaign to receive FREE trash bags and gloves to clean up your street, sidewalk, or storm drain at home.
- Attend the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds’ Jamboree and sign up to receive a WMEAC rain barrel for your home
- Sponsor our Cleanup and receive the many benefits of becoming a WMEAC business member or individual donor
WMEAC hosts a lot of events throughout the year to keep residents in West Michigan engaged with their environment. If you are interested in getting involved with the planning and execution of our events please reach out!