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Interested in volunteering? We are always looking for help with research and park history, photography, and administrative support.

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Upcoming Events


Green Gala 2014

August 21, 2014 | Christman Bldg - Fishladder Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event


Tickets: $75 until August 20th, $85 at the door

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Picturesque: Nature Calls

August 22, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Special Event

In the height of summer, nature beckons. This Picturesque gallery is the place to add all of your nature photos. What have you captured when you’ve gone outside and taken notice of the natural world around you? Whether you’re a professional photographer or an iPhoneographer, we’d love to see what you have noticed and captured out in nature. Or maybe it’s time to go out and notice the nature right around you in Grand Rapids: tree-lined streets City parks and…

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Movies in the Park #6: Jurassic Park & Voter’s Choice

August 22, 2014 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 6:00 PM | Special Event

Movies begin at dusk and are free to all!

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Brewers Grove Project

August 29, 2014 | 8:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event,Special Event,Urban Forest Project Event

Tree-Themed Beers from 21 Breweries to support tree planting! Drink Beer, Plant Trees, Cheers! See the map and what’s brewing at:www.brewersgrove.com

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Tree Planting Workshop

September 4, 2014 | City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation | 6:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to cover the basics of tree planting, choosing the right location, and early tree maintenance.

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Green Fire Documentary

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

a documentary about the life of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold

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Talking about trees workshop

November 11, 2014 | Grand Rapids Community Foundation | 6:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

This class will offer you a perspective on the big picture of ‘Urban Forest Management’ and develop some of the tools on how to effectively converse with your neighbors and City officials about trees and their role in our community.

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