ODC

Macatawa Water Festival

The Macatawa Water Festival will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. The festival is designed to help people of all ages learn about our most precious natural resource, Lake Macatawa and its Watershed. The festival is a benefit for Project Clarity and the Macatawa Watershed Project.

Over 20 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage all ages to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and watershed. People will have the opportunity to kayak and bike around the island while exploring and learning about the great outdoors. Other activities include trout fishing (under 17 yrs old), learning about native and invasive plants, performing water quality experiments, and learning about water filtration and pollutants. Meijer will provide seasonal fresh fruit from local farmers and water will be provided in abundance!

If you have any questions, please call (616) 368-9289 or email Ashley at [email protected] with any questions.

Date: 07/13/2019 (Sat.)

Location: 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Created by:   Outdoor Discovery Center
 
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Time (EDT) Available Slot
7:45am - 9:00am  

Fruit & Water Set Up (2)

Help unload fruit and water from Meijer, package and display it on racks before the event begins.

 
All slots filled
Julie Edewaard
Martin Dugan

Morning Set Up (3)

Assist with installation of kayak dock, assist partner exhibitors with set-up and displays as needed, and any other items directed by the ODC staff.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Staci Kouw
8:30am - 10:45am  

Bike Assistant (2)

Assist guests with bike helmets and riding instructions for biking around the island. Velo City Cycles will be providing bikes for children and adults.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer VerHelst (2)

Event Ambassadors (4)

Greet guests, hand Watershed Passports to families entering the event and explain what they are. Volunteers will be located in the entrance and must be enthusiastic and good with public interaction.

 
All slots filled
Donna Lowry
Sandra Keirnan
I will have my son attend along with me. He has a developmental disability but will be able to assist some as well.
Martin Dugan
Jayne VerLee

Festival Guest Services

Assist guests when they turn in their passports, direct kids to the prize box and answer any questions throughout the festival.

 
Emily Ballard

Kayaking - Guest Launch

Assist paddlers with getting in and out of the kayaks and haul kayaks in and out of the water. Last volunteer shift will assist with putting kayaks, life jackets and paddles on the trailer.

 
JACK VerMEULEN

Kayaking - River Safety (4)

Volunteers will need to be proficient in handling a kayak and helping guests (for many, it is their first time kayaking). These volunteers will be stationed on the water, around the island and will need to be comfortable with helping a guest if they tip.

 
All slots filled
Emily Kindervater
Rachel Orzechowski
Scott Austin
Gary Bedan

Meijer Fruit Tent Assistants (5)

Volunteers must wear gloves and replenish fruit and water supply as guests pick up fruit.

 
All slots filled
Vicky Stewart
Ed VanderKooy
LAURIE VERMEULEN
Nung Luten
Elliott Eisaman

Parking (4)

Direct cars for parking and families to the event entrance and ambassadors.

 

Wildlife Handler (2)

Must be okay with handling reptiles, snakes and turtles, for visitors to observe and touch

 
All slots filled
Phil Hekman
Katherine Hartwig

Culture Works Assistants (3)

Culture Works is in need of volunteers to help greet participants and steer them toward a good (age/skill appropriate) activity and also help with re-filling water for the stations as needed and hanging printmaking artwork on our clotheslines to dry.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Katie Fields
With Tonya G.
Tonya Guajardo

Games (3)

Little Hawks Discovery Preschool is in need of a few volunteers to help with assisting kids with games and game setup.

 
All slots filled
Katherine Smith (2)
I will have my two daughters (Aiva and Sophia) there to help too.
Barb Ferguson

Paddle Gabagouache (2)

Assist in paddling the Gabagouache with staff from Ottawa County Parks and Recreation.

 
10:30am - 1:10pm  

Bike Assistant (2)

Assist guests with bike helmets and riding instructions for biking around the island. Velo City Cycles will be providing bikes for children and adults.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Bonni Nicolai

Event Ambassadors (4)

Greet guests, hand Watershed Passports to families entering the event and explain what they are. Volunteers will be located in the entrance and must be enthusiastic and good with public interaction.

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Katie Fields
Please work with Tonya Guajardo. Also, have an injured foot with a walking shoe
Tonya Guajardo

Festival Guest Services

Assist guests when they turn in their passports, direct kids to the prize box and answer any questions throughout the festival.

 

Kayaking - Guest Launch

Assist paddlers with getting in and out of the kayaks and haul kayaks in and out of the water. Last volunteer shift will assist with putting kayaks, life jackets and paddles on the trailer.

 
Staci Kouw

Kayaking - River Safety (4)

Volunteers will need to be proficient in handling a kayak and helping guests (for many, it is their first time kayaking). These volunteers will be stationed on the water, around the island and will need to be comfortable with helping a guest if they tip.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Indira Marti Boza
Andrew Huisman
John Karsten

Meijer Fruit Tent Assistants (5)

Volunteers must wear gloves and replenish fruit and water supply as guests pick up fruit.

 
All slots filled
Ellen Klow
cheri weisner (3)
my 16, and 14 year old sons will be coming too. Alex & Mitchell
Jacquie Sewell

Parking (4)

Direct cars for parking and families to the event entrance and ambassadors.

 

Wildlife Handler (2)

Must be okay with handling reptiles, snakes and turtles, for visitors to observe and touch

 
All slots filled
Brad Klow (2)
Abby Haworth

Culture Works Assistants (3)

Culture Works is in need of volunteers to help greet participants and steer them toward a good (age/skill appropriate) activity and also help with re-filling water for the stations as needed and hanging printmaking artwork on our clotheslines to dry.

 

Games (3)

Little Hawks Discovery Preschool is in need of a few volunteers to help with assisting kids with games and game setup.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Barb Ferguson
Danae Winia

Paddle Gabagouache (2)

Assist in paddling the Gabagouache with staff from Ottawa County Parks and Recreation.

 


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