Imagine….


Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop

Are you passionate about our local rivers? Would you like to help us create a strategy to positively impact them? Imagine people actively paddling, fishing, dining on the banks, and more!

If you would like to help, please join us on May 20th from 2-9 p.m. in St. Johns to do just that.

This is a regional opportunity with a focus on the Grand, Red Cedar, Maple and Looking Glass Rivers.

Michigan State University Land Policy Institute is offering a series of Placemaking Strategy Development Workshops in the coming months.

The purpose of the Placemaking Strategy Development Workshops is to have a few people from each community participate together.

Eaton Conservation District is reaching out to folks who are passionate about our local rivers.

How wonderful would it be to have a plan to positively impact and develop opportunities along our rivers?

Workshop Details:

Placemaking Strategy Development workshops are designed to move our community through training and to action. Being home to four major rivers provides us with a lot of opportunity for recreation and economic benefits. Many citizens are active in fishing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. Within the past couple of years local paddling businesses have opened up in Downtown Lansing and Eaton Rapids.

This is an exciting time! We are in a unique position to capitalize on our community assets to create a unified and larger positive impact.

What will we learn about?

  • People Places and Placemaking
  • Economics of Placemaking
  • Neighborhoods, Streets and Connections

How will the workshop help us?

  • FREE
  • Facilitators will assist us in developing a draft placemaking strategy.

 Please R.S.V.P. to rachael.loucks@macd.org. You can also email with questions.