During the spring and summer of 2022, a botanical inventory and floristic quality assessment was carried out by Calvin University students and faculty for the 32 nd Street Property proposed as a 17-acre potential City Park, located at 2163 32 nd Street SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The purpose of this inventory was to inform the staff of the Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department of the botanical significance of this newly sectioned property and also to provide information for the City to share with neighbors of the plants that could be found in this parcel. The research conducted as part of this project adds to the ongoing Calvin University's Emma Cole Grand Rapids Flora Project, the goal of which is to inventory the flora in numerous natural landscapes occurring in the greater Grand Rapids area. The project also seeks to evaluate changes to the flora within the past ~120 years since Emma Cole, high school teacher and vicepresident of the Kent Scientific Society (forerunner of the Grand Rapids Public Museum), published her Grand Rapids Flora in 1901.
Warners, David; Hofmann, William; Janssen, Hayden; Vanderschoot, Martin; and Crow, Garrett, "Botanical Inventory and Management Consideration for Potential Park at 32 nd Street Property: City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation" (2022). Faculty and Professional Research. 11.