services of the ENA
ENA offers gardening opportunities at two locations. Beacon Hill at Eastgate offers plots behind the main building & Fifth Reformed Church offers plots in the parkway between the parking lot & sidewalk. The community gardens provide a wonderful place to unwind, meet new people & enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Interest in the community garden is always high, but plots are usually available each year. If you are interested in securing a plot contact Greg Wilkins at Fifth Reformed Church [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Beacon Hill at Eastgate. For information on vegetable gardening go to: http://migarden.msu.edu/vegetables
5 STEP PROCESS:
1. Make fliers that tell when, where, and what is provided (i.e. burgers or ice cream); what to bring (i.e. lawn chairs, a dish to pass, etc.); and hand deliver to neighbor's door.
2. Call the city about getting the street blocked.
3. Save your receipts! ENA reimburses up to $75.00. Submit receipts to our treasurer.
4. Provide some activities (i.e. face painting, water balloon fight, lawn games.)
5. Pass a notebook to collect names/addresses so you can make a street directory.
Every year many Eastgate neighbors utilized 6+ dumpsters to dispose of their garbage at the annual ENA dumpster day at the Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church parking lot.
The ENA board knows this service is important to our members, and would like to thank both the volunteers and the city of Grand Rapids for continuing to work to provide this service.
Dumpster Day is generally held the weekend following Eastgate Garage Sale Days.
Crime Prevention Tips
The Silent Observer Program has been used by thousands of area residents and has led police to the arrest of criminals for homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, armed robbery, burglary and more. You can contact Silent Observer anonymously by phone at 774-2345, on the web at or by text message – text your message to 274637 and include the keyword TIP138 in your message.
CrimeMapping.com has been developed to help law enforcement agencies provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood. Creating more self-reliance among community members is a great benefit to community oriented policing efforts everywhere and has been proven effective in combating crime.