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Egg Shoot on Saturday

Egg Shoot on Saturday

The Flat River Conservation Club invite gun enthusiast to take part in this fun Shoot!

An egg shoot is the challenging opportunity to shoot at eggs hanging from strings. So, bring your .22 rim-fire pistols & rifles to take part in this event on Saturday, July 23 at 10:00am at The Flat River Conservation Club located 8 miles north of Greenville on M91.

Call: (616)984-2433 or visit www.flatriver.org for more information.

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

Great Lakes Kite Festival Returns

The State Park in Grand Haven comes to life with incredible kite performances this weekend. Don’t miss the fun!

For the 28th year, the world’s best kite flyers - individuals, pairs & teams will be performing continuously on Saturday, May 21 from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, May 22 from 11am – 5pm.

Kite enthusiast and their families are invited to experience different size kites with amazing capabilities controlled by professional kite handlers. There will also be an Open Flying Field to fly your own kite.

Grand Haven State Park is located at 1001 Harbor Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan 49417.

Call: 1-866-428-2335 or visit www.mackite.com for more information.

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

My Town Greenville: Volunteers needed for 2015 Tri Greenville

My Town Greenville: Volunteers needed for 2015 Tri Greenville

GREENVILLE, Mich.-- The Greenville Recreation Department is looking for volunteers for the 2015 Chemical Bank/Spectrum Health Tri-Greenville Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.

This event takes place at Baldwin Lake Beach in Greenville on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The Greenville Recreation Department needs over 150 volunteers for this event. Sign up with VolunteerSpot at www.gvcomrec.com. Place cursor on Tri-Greenville (Triathlon), slide cursor to the left and click on volunteers to locate VolunteerSpot.

For more information, call (616) 754-8887.

My Town Belding: Girl Scout makes parks more duck friendly

My Town Belding: Girl Scout makes parks more duck friendly

BELDING, Mich.—Waterfowl in Belding have a safe place to hide out, thanks to a Girl Scouts’ Gold Award project.

Allison Harrison recently completed building six wood duck boxes for the city parks of Belding.  Harrison hopes the boxes will encourage the duck population to remain in Belding so hunters and nature lovers can enjoy the fowl for years to come.

Harrison joined the Girl Scouts in elementary school and stuck with the organization, despite being teased by her classmates and the collapse of her original troop.

"I got past all of the bullying and judgment and followed through with Girl Scouts, no matter what people threw at me," she said.

Scholastic Clay Target Program Open House on November 9

Scholastic Clay Target Program Open House on November 9

The Flat River Conservation Club in Greenville invites the public to this skeet shooting Open House!

Sunday, November 9 from 2pm-4pm, guests will have the opportunity to meet members of the Flat River SCTP team, have the chance for Q & A, along with being present to watch shooting demonstrations by Two -Time National Champions at 2:00pm & 3:00pm. (In the case of inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Spring!)

Flat River Conservation Club is located 8 Miles North of Greenville on M-91

For more information, visit: www.flatriver.org.

My Town: Grants introduce more children to fishing

My Town: Grants introduce more children to fishing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Hundreds of children will get the chance to experience the fun of fishing, thanks to mini-grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

MDNR’s fisheries division raised $3,482 through a silent auction for Mentor Michigan.  The funding will go to five organizations statewide to allow children and their mentors enjoy a fishing outing. 

“Every youth should have the opportunity to experience fishing,” said Mentor Michigan Director Amber Troupe. “Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to this fun activity, such as a lack of equipment, transportation or knowledge of the sport.  We are thankful to [the MDNR's] Fisheries Division for providing this generous donation so mentoring programs around the state will be able to introduce fishing and fishing skills to their matches.”