Our Mission

Grand River Future Vision's mission is to preserve and improve the Grand River through downtown Grand Rapids. It is our goal to see the river accessible by ALL users without risk to the ecosystem. A vibrant community deserves a healthy river at its Heart. Current proposals to alter the river will attempt to sever the community from the river and endanger the ecosystem from the headwaters to the lake. We are the Stewards and the Stakeholders of the river.

Defenders of the short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things sometimes seek to champion them by saying the 'the game belongs to the people.' So it does; and not merely to the people now alive, but to the unborn people. The 'greatest good for the greatest number' applies to the number within the womb of time, compared to which those now alive form but an insignificant fraction. Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of these unborn generations. The movement for the conservation of wild life and the larger movement for the conservation of all our natural resources are essentially democratic in spirit, purpose, and method.— Theodore Roosevelt

Grand Photos

The water is low, but the summer run steelhead are in. Some fisherman trying their luck at them .

All 440 feet from the boat launch towards the fish ladder.
Summer run means short sleeves.

The ladder churning the foamy water.

Carp waiting for a morsel dropped from the fish ladder
A summer run steelie poking its head out planning the last jump up the ladder

A fun  place to watch the Celebration on the Grand!
Spey Casting
Looks like theSalmon are in ;)

The city protects it's fish!

The famous Blue Bridge

Grand Rapids loves Salmon!

School of Salmon from ArtPrize
ArtPrize Sturgeon
You have been warned :)

A happy fisherman enjoying a nice day on the river.

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