Loving our downstream neighbor.
Plaster Creek Stewards is a collaboration of Calvin College faculty, staff, and students working with local schools, churches, and community partners to restore the health and beauty of the watershed. We focus on research, education, and on-the-ground restoration (working directly to restore the watershed).
“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.” —Wendell Berry
- Curb-cut Rain Gardens
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Your time matters.
Volunteers of all ages from the Grand Rapids area are one of our greatest natural resources. If you’d like to make a tangible difference, we need your passion and your talent. In return, you’ll find a welcoming, supportive, and appreciative environment. Opportunities are available for a variety of ages and groups.
Your generosity matters.
Thanks to 65+ individual donors, over $20,000 has been raised for the new greenhouse. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community. Your financial support enables Plaster Creek Stewards to engage in community building work that includes healthy plants, water, and neighborhoods. Contributions of $10, $50, $1000, or more will help us cover costs that will occur over time!
Your place matters.
Have you ever considered “rainscaping” your yard? Native plants have deep roots that help filter and soak up stormwater, preventing runoff while also providing habitat for Michigan birds and butterflies. Contact us or another Native Plant Guild member for advice or help turning your space into a creek friendly yard.