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Macatawa Water Festival offers opportunity to learn about all things water-related

Macatawa Water Festival offers opportunity to learn about all things water-related

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The Holland Area has been developed around the local watershed since its conception. We rely on the watershed for transportation, agriculture, industry and recreation. Despite how much you use this resource how much do you know about it?

On April 16th at Kollen Park from 9 A.M. to noon you will have a chance to learn all about the Macatawa watershed. Local organizations will be present to offer information on all aspects of how we interact with the watershed. Learn about what lives in the watershed, how humans are affecting it, how we use it in daily life and for the adventurous learn about recreational activities on the water.

Take a break from learning about the animals of the watershed to chat with the local fire department and get an up-close look at a fire truck.

Holland plants pride in community by participating in America in Bloom Program

Holland plants pride in community by participating in America in Bloom Program

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HOLLAND, Mich. - Holland, Michigan is proud to announce that it is participating in the America in Bloom (AIB) program. America in Bloom is a non-profit 501c3 corporation whose mission is to promote nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements.

To date, nearly 200 towns and cities from 38 states have participated in the program and more than 20 million people have been touched by it. Communities are compared to others in the same population category.

Judging takes place May through August with Holland, Michigan anticipating judge arrivals in July. Pairs of specially trained judges visit each participating town for two days of extensive touring, interviews with municipal representatives, and meetings with community volunteers.

Holland may expand snow-melt system

Holland may expand snow-melt system

 

 

 

(WZZM)- City officials in Holland are considering expanding downtown's popular snow-melt system. The idea came up Wednesday night during a city council meeting.

Downtown's Central Ave. will soon be ripped up for renovation and infrastructure improvement.  Assistant City Manager Greg Robinson says the city council is considering installing heating pipes in Central.  That will expand the overall system on 8th Street.

Robinson says the snowmelt has been a great asset to the city's downtown and they want to make sure to consider expansion whenever the opportunity comes up.

Holland Board of Public Works increases number of CFLs in popular giveaway program

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Due to overwhelming response from Holland residents, the Holland Board of Public Works (HBPW) is now adding 3,000 more compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to its giveaway program.

The Holland BPW's Energy Smart Program committed to giving away 13,000 CFLs to residential electric customers in an effort to raise the level of awareness regarding the cost-saving benefits of using CFLs. In September, the Holland BPW mailed a coupon redeemable for up to four CFLs to their residential electric customers. The giveaway program coupons are good through October 31, 2010 or while supplies lasted.

"In just the first three weeks, the program has seen enormous success with nearly 12,000 CFLs already redeemed," announced Holland BPW's Conservation Programs Manager Robert Mihos.