Cajun Shrimp Boil and Fundraiser

Sunday, October 13  4-7pm at Wedgewood Park in Grandville

Please join us for an amazing evening of music, food, and fun, all for a wonderful cause! GRCC Professor and Head Chef at the Heritage Restaurant, Kevin Dunn, will be preparing a delicious shrimp boil with vegan options also available! Your meal will include shrimp, potatoes, corn, onion, polish sausage, french bread, apple cider, and an incredible dessert table. All proceeds will go towards the Grandville Middle School Rain Garden. Tickets are $35 per person and are non-refundable. There is a limited number of spots, so get yours while you still can! Please email Sally at or call/text (616) 558-0849 to reserve your seat today! Tickets will be mailed to you within a couple of days after purchase.

FOBC at Watershed Jamboree

Please join us for a social in the park to learn more about Buck Creek and other area watersheds. September 19 @5-8 pm at the Wilcox Park, 100 Youell Ave SE, Grand Rapids. Hotdogs, refreshments, live music and family friendly activities sponsored by LGROW Hope to see you!

Annual Buck Creek Clean Up

5th Annual Buck Creek Clean Up
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Registration and refreshments at 8:30 AM at Lemery Park in Wyoming (4212 Byron Center Ave. SW)

Calling all volunteers who are ready to help rid Buck Creek of trash and debris. Schrems Trout Unlimited and Friends of Buck Creek, in conjunction with the cities of Kentwood, Grandville, Wyoming, as well as our generous sponsors, will be hosting. Please pre register using the link HERE.

Walk ins are welcome!!!

WHERE:  Lemery Park in Wyoming (on Byron Center just north of 44th Street)

WHEN:  8:30 registration with t-shirts, donuts & coffee; 9:00 cleanup teams formed, team photo and sendoff; 9-11 cleanup; 11-12 lunch at Osgood Brewing

HOW:  Volunteers arrive at Lemery Park for check-in. Once you are checked in you will be assigned a number and a team to work with for the day. You will receive a map of your section along the creek, t-shirt, gloves and garbage collection bag. Each “team” will have one guide/leader for the day who will help answer any questions and provide guidance to volunteers. Coffee and baked goods provided by Biggby, Steenstra’s, and Marge’s Donut Den.

1. Comfortable shoes (one’s that you don’t mind getting wet/dirty!)
2. Layered clothing long shirt and pants recommended
3. Bug Spray
4. Reusable Water Bottle
5. Waders (if you have them)
Please call or contact Pete Miller if more information is needed or questions arise (517) 420-4003

WHY:   A clean and healthy environment is critical to the overall health of the people that live there. This clean up is just one part of a multi-step process in assessing, improving and conserving Buck Creek.

Musical Fundraiser

Sunday, July 22 at 6:30 pm

Osgood Brewing
4051 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville

Join us for a fun-filled evening of music with talented local artist, Rick Reuther. Purchase a snack or a meal from the menu and Osgood will donate 10% of the sales from this event to Friends of Buck Creek for this year’s clean up! No cover charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Art on the Creek

Art on the Creek ” is a celebration of neighbors who care about the Buck Creek /Grand River watershed and each other!  Join other concerned citizens in fundraising for preservation efforts and enjoy a wonderful day of art and companionship on Thursday, August 29, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at 4263 Indian Spring, Grandville.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, all supplies provided, including professional art instruction (if you desire). Wine and iced tea available for your enjoyment or BYOB. Take home a work of art painted with Buck Creek as your muse. Make new friends and help make a gorgeous creek cooling/filtering Grandville Middle School rain garden a reality. Only $25 for supplies and Buck Creek donations are always welcomed! Please rsvp by texting 616 498-0133 to save a spot today! Hosted by Martha Vermeulen