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2014 “MI Big Green Gym” Blues Community Challenge

August 11, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Special Event

Help log hours for our community challenge

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Pleasant Park Tree Planting: Day One

October 7, 2014 | Pleasant Park | 4:30 PM | Park Volunteer Event

On October 7th, join friends and neighbors to plant 37 trees in Pleasant Park. FGRP provides the tools, trees, and training.

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Pleasant Park Tree Planting: Day Two

October 8, 2014 | Pleasant Park | 4:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

On October 8th at 1pm, join friends and neighbors to plant new trees in Pleasant Park.

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Tree Planting with SWAN and JBAN

October 11, 2014 | Unnamed Venue | 9:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

On October 11th, join friends and neighbors to plant 15 new trees at in the Southwest Area Neighbors/John Ball Area Neighbors area.

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Tree Planting on Crescent NE with Midtown

October 14, 2014 | Corner of Crescent NE and Alfred NE | 4:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

On October 14th at 4:30pm, join friends and neighbors to plant new trees on Crescent in Midtown.

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Baxter Tree Planting

October 14, 2014 | Unnamed Venue | 4:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us at 4:30pm on October 14th at 718 Sherman SE to plant new trees on Sherman in Baxter!

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Green Fire Documentary

October 15, 2014 | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

a documentary about the life of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold

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Celebrate Community Orchards with Creston Neighorhood Association

October 19, 2014 | Aberdeen Park | 2:00 PM | Special Event

Living Green in Creston is organizing a celebration of Grand Rapids’ first urban orchard in Aberdeen Park. This event will take place on Sunday, October 19th from approximately 2p – 4p in Aberdeen Park. Living Green is planning a pie contest, some games, and celebrating fall apples. If interested in attending or participating, please contact Caroline Chadderdon (c.chadderdon@gmail.com). This event is organized by Creston Neighborhood Association.

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Riverside Park Tree Planting Day One: Brewer’s Grove Planting

October 23, 2014 | Riverside Park | 3:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

On October 23rd, FGRP and Brewer’s Grove breweries will kick off the Riverside Tree Planting at Riverside Park! Breweries connected through Brewer’s Grove: please contact Rachel (rachel@friendsofgrparks.org) with the number of brewery representatives who will be attending the event!

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Monument Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 23, 2014 | Monument Park | 4:00 PM

Join the many partners in celebrating the park renovation

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