Participants learn about the watershed at the Macatawa Water Festival


HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) – Dozens of families gathered for Holland’s Macatawa Water Festival on Saturday morning.

The event took place at Windmill Island Gardens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants had the opportunity to stop in different tents and collect stamps, ultimately leading to a prize.

Seventeen local businesses participated to provide activities for the whole family.

Organizers say the goal is to educate people on the Macatawa watershed.

“You can’t conserve wildlife without wildlife education and if they aren’t educated about it, they won’t know how to care,” said Ashley VanZee, wildlife development manager. Network of outdoor discovery centers.

There were also online activities for people to enjoy.

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