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Caring for Your Down Stream Neighbor: Using Native Plants to Heal our Waterways

The Clark Green Team is thrilled to announce Deanna Geelhoed of Plaster Creek Stewards will be speaking at Clark on March 12. Geelhoed will share how the upcoming rain garden projects at Clark can help heal Plaster Creek which has been deemed the most polluted waterway in West Michigan. This event is open to both Clark residents and the public.

Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Franklin Campus, BK Room

Deanna Geelhoed

Deanna GeelhoedDeanna Geelhoed received her Bachelor of Biology and Spanish from Calvin University in Grand Rapids Michigan. For the past 4 years Deanna has been working as the program coordinator for Plaster Creek Stewards, an initiative out of Calvin University to restore the health and beauty to the Plaster Creek Watershed. Within this work she educates communities about the predicament of Plaster Creek Watershed, deemed the most polluted waterway in west Michigan. Deanna has a breadth of experience in designing green infrastructure, propagating native Michigan plants, and conducting various ecological restoration research projects in west Michigan.

Outside of work she is an active community and church member coordinating community gardens and various anti-racism initiatives. In free time you can find her swimming in a local river/lake or out on a global trek.