Aquinas to Host Forum on Grand River Rapids Restoration

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As a part of its Economicology Forum, Aquinas College is presenting “Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration: Exploring a Holistic Approach to a Complex Project.” The event is free and open to the public.

The spring Economicology Forum and panel discussion will feature the latest information on the “Restoring the Rapids” initiative in Grand Rapids. The panel will consist of leaders in the scientific and recreational communities as well as experts from Grand Rapids Whitewater, an innovative local nonprofit organization focused on the revitalization of the Grand River in Grand Rapids. The panel will look at the project through multiple lenses and in the context of integral ecology as promoted in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.

“Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration: Exploring a Holistic Approach to a Complex Project”

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 pm - Doors open
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:30-8:30 pm - Program

Wege Student Center Ballroom
1700 Fulton St. E.
Grand Rapids
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Dinner will be provided, but registration is requested, by clicking here.

Sister Damien Marie Savino - Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College

Richard Bishop - President and CEO of Grand Rapids Whitewater
Mark DeClercq, P.E. - Director of the Engineering Department with the City of Grand Rapids
Marty Holtgren, PhD - Fisheries Biologist and Principal Scientist, Encompass Socio-Ecological Consulting
Janet Korn - Senior Vice President of Experience Grand Rapids

The Economicology Initiative at Aquinas has been funded by a generous grant from the Wege Foundation. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College, the Office of the Dean of Science and Sustainability, and the Grand Valley Metro Council.