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Kent County Schools Go Green for Earth Day!

Twenty-eight schools across Kent County have been awarded with Michigan Green School certification in anticipation of Earth Day, celebrated April 22nd each year. The schools participated in activities to learn about environmental topics, act on what they learned by...

Earth Day Challenge School of the Week: Parkside Elementary

Parkside Elementary School is part of the Rockford Public School system.  They achieved the highest ranking as an Evergreen Michigan Green School this year!  But do they stop there?  No!  They keep pushing forward to become greener and greener!   Part of the Annual...

Residential Water Testing near Sparta Landfill

Kent County DPW sampled residential water wells at the eight homes adjacent to the closed Sparta Landfill in mid-February of this year. All laboratory results have been received and the residents have been notified of their results. All eight wells were found to have...

Update: Water Testing at North Kent Landfill

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requested that the Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) evaluate and test groundwater from up to 46 properties along Belmont Avenue and Montana Trail to the west, and along House Street, House Court,...

Earth Day Challenge School of the Week: Kettle Lake Elementary

  Kettle Lake Elementary is well-practiced and knowledgeable when it comes to the world of recycling.    As the first weeks of Kent County’s Annual Earth Day Challenge get underway, we decided to find out more about the students at Kettle Lake and why they think...

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