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Leaf Recycling Program

Leaf Recycling Program

From: http://www.ci.walker.mi.us

The Leaf Recycling Program will be located at:

City of Walker (Behind City Hall)
4243 Remembrance Rd. N.W.

The dates will be:

October 22, 2011 thru November 19, 2011
Monday thru Thursday 8:00am to 3:30pm
Wednesdays to 8:00am to 7:00pm

5 Saturdays, from 8:00am to 1:00pm:
October 22, 2011
October 29, 2011
November 5, 2011
November 12, 2011
November 19, 2011

Biodegradable bags will be made available to purchase at the Public Works office 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Thursday. Also, we will sell the bags at the site on Wednesday nights and Saturdays. The cost will be 10 bags for $4.00/or/.40 each.

To speed up the leaf drop off, we encourage the use of the biodegradable bags. No plastic will be accepted. The resident will have to dump their leaves out of the plastic bags.

Storms roll through the area and leave several under water

Storms roll through the area and leave several under water

Tuesday night brought storms into the Walker area that were composed of rain, high winds, and even hail. 

Large tree falls on Walker home

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- It was a scary moment for a Walker couple when a large tree fell on their home. 

It happened around 6 P.M. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Walker Ave. NW.  A large tree in the front yard split apart and fell on the roof of the home. It broke through the second floor and exposed the home to the rain. 

The Walker Fire Department roped off the area and helped the homeowners remove some of their belongings.

Lt. Mike Foley with the Walker Fire Dept. said, "Uh, wind. Cause we had some strong winds come through here. We were up at the fire station and it was blowin' pretty good."

The couple who live in the home plan to stay with relatives.

Icy conditions in Walker

Icy conditions in Walker

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- Conditions are icy in Walker on this Tuesday evening. Kent County remains under a Winter Weather Warning. Stay with WZZM 13 News for the latest on this spring storm.

Blandford Nature Center presents Winter Survival

Blandford Nature Center presents Winter Survival

Have you ever wondered what it takes for animals to survive our harsh winter climate? Blandford Nature Center is offering a three hour event to help answer that question.

Learn how animals of Michigan survive throughout the winter as well as a few tips that might help keep you warm. You'll also learn how to make an emergency fire and shelter.

The event is suitable for ages 10 and up. Cost is $5 per person.

Saturday, January 8, 1:00-3:00 pm

Visit http://blandfordnaturecenter.org for additional information.

Fall storms bring several school closings

Comstock Park, MI - Violent winds and rain are expected to reach the West Michigan area shortly but many schools, including Pine Island Elementary and Kenowa Hills Public, have already closed in anticipation of the foul weather.

Conditions similar to storms that struck the area in the fall of 1998 are expected to last through Wednesday evening with the heaviest winds occurring Wednesday afternoon.

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