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Opportunities and Events

  • Meeting Dates for 2017
    Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, except December, 4:00 PM in Room A at Fillmore Complex. We welcome Friends' attendance and participation.

  • Friends Members are Hosting an Open House at the Weaver House at Pine Bend Park. Open house dates are May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15 from 1-3 PM. Folks are invited to stop by to tour the house and gardens, hear some history of the site, and become familiar with the possibilities to rent it for a future event.

  • Friends Annual Meeting at Grand Ravines North, September 20 at 7 PM
    The annual meeting of Friends of Ottawa County Parks is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 7 PM at the lodge in Grand Ravines North. We will have a short business meeting to elect two member representatives to the Board of Directors for 1 year terms.
    Then, we'll have a special presentation by Stephanie Ogren from Grand Rapids Public Museum. She will provide information and insight about proposed changes for the Grand River; a topic of great interest to residents of Ottawa County. All members are encouraged to attend, get better acquainted, and enjoy some refreshments.

  • Birds of Ottawa County Book
    An annotated checklist of all the birds known to frequent Ottawa County. On sale at the Ottawa County Nature Education Center and on line at