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Opportunities and Events

  • Meeting Dates for 2017
    Meetings are at 4 PM in Room A at the Fillmore Complex. We welcome Friends' attendance and participation.

  • 7th Annual Ottawa County Grand River Cleanup!
    The Ottawa County Grand River Cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 13th, from 8:30am until 1pm, rain or shine. Folks will gather at Harbor Island in Grand Haven for the kick-off program before going to the various work sites.

    Several of those sites are within Ottawa County Parks; so let’s get involved to improve & protect our parks. Please save the date, put it on your calendar, and tell your friends to join us! Volunteers are asked to register on the WMEAC web site to participate in the Ottawa County event.

  • Grand Lady Excursions
    Excursions on the Grand Lady are planned for 1:30 and 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16. Since we ‘sold out’ long before the event last year, we are delaying reservations to give some of those snowbirds time to get back to MI and have a chance to participate this year. Check this web site after April 1 at www.friendsofocp.org. Print and complete the reservation form (download here). Be sure to provide your email address so we can confirm your reservation! Mail it to us with your payment.

    Trip is rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds; if you later find you cannot attend, give your reservation confirmation to a friend and notify us of substitute name for passenger list. We greatly appreciate your participation in these trips which are fundraising opportunities to support the Friends projects.

  • 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 Amazon.com