The Watershed Wildlife Website Going on Fifteen Years!
Wildlife & Nature  in The West Michigan White River Watershed

See "Our Rural Nature" at the bottom of page.

The following images and video are from our small but significant portion of West Michigan here in & around the
White River Watershed.

You are invited to investigate
these topics...

The Long Difficult History
of a donated City Park

SVENSSON PARK,
Whitehall, MI

Trails, Parks & Places

Wildlife Photography Wildlife Videos 360o Interactive
Virtual Tours
Links
 Experience the White Lake area  before you visit.

Take virtual tours of some of the trails, paths & parks.
Archive of wildlife photos from the
watershed

Jerry Grady Photography

Trail camera video showing wildlife in our watershed and vicinity.

See what goes on when you aren't there.

Select the location you'd like to see from the map and we'll take
you there.

360's at ground level and from above.
[Zoom in & out
& drag.]

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Watershed Wildlife
on YouTube

Svensson Park
on Facebook

Visit the White Lake Area
History Archive at:

localhistorygallery.com

 

 

W. MI Land Conservancy 

 

 

Contact Watershed Wildlife

"Watershed" What is it?


Simply put:
It is all the land that--sooner or later--sheds its runoff into a common aquifer.
It might travel a distance of miles or a few feet. The river and Lake have thousands of creeks, streams springs and seeps that all come from somewhere within the watershed. It includes your lawn, your farm, parking lots, roads, buildings and storm sewers.

 

 

The Watershed Wildlife Philosophy
"Our Rural Nature"

This website has been providing its visitors with a taste of wildlife and nature in the White River watershed area for fourteen years. When I created the site, my goal was to help increase the awareness of our place in the world to contrast it to more urban environments and by doing, exemplify what can be lost if we arenít cautious.

What we have is what urbanized areas lack: The chance to put a bobber in the water, learn to hunt, sail, rent a kayak, photograph wildlife, fish off of the pier, go on a bike ride away from traffic or simply wriggle our toes into the beautiful Lake Michigan sand. It's endless.

We donít need the things other less fortunate communities have created in order to compensate for no access to our unique rural nature. The addition of more concrete, turf grass, and parking would serve only to diminish our uniqueness.

I suggest, instead of striving for quantity, we embrace our rural nature and focus on opportunities for residents and visitors to access and unobtrusively experience the qualities we already possess. We watershed residents need to be very careful when we make changes or additions to our communities and our property. Is it consistent with conserving or enhancing the health of our water resources? Is what we plan in harmony with our surroundings or is it just the result of old habits or urban envy?

Without a clear understanding of what we are, we run the risk of becoming something less.

Jerry Grady

Watershed Wildlife Has A New Look in Its Eleventh Year!
Inaugurated October 29th, 2008
Updated
June 10th, 2022

All images (c)Jerry Grady
Please contact me for comments or use of images.
Video may be shared (with the logo) without permission .