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Becoming an Outdoors Woman: Introduction to Michigan Bicycle Trails & Hikes

February 24, 2016 | Founders Brewing Company | 5:30 PM | Special Event

Bring friends, grab a Founder’s beer, and learn more about what outdoor biking and hiking trail opportunities are available in the beautiful State of Michigan.

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Urban Forest Project Guest Lecture: Street Tree Inventories & Winter Tree ID

February 27, 2016 | Grand Rapids Public Library | 10:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project for a guest lecture that will teach you about the Grand Rapids Street Tree Inventory and also give you an opportunity to meet with one of the foresters who is leading the project.

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Citizen Forester: Tree Maintenance and Pruning

March 9, 2016 | City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for our Citizen Forester: Tree Maintenance and Pruning Class and learn the basics of continuing the maintenance of their trees.

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Citizen Forester and PAL class: Branching Out

March 30, 2016 | Blandford Nature Center | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Not everyone understands the values that trees and parks offer to our community. As neighborhood tree representatives and parks alive leaders, you have one of the most powerful opportunities to convince your neighbors of the importance of trees and parks in our community. This class will offer you a perspective on the big picture of ‘Urban Forest Management’ and “Championing” your community park!  The class will help to develop specific tools on how to effectively converse with your neighbors and City…

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Citizen Forester Tree Planting Class

April 11, 2016 | Trinity United Methodist Church | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a workshop on tree planting. Participants will learn the ins and outs of tree plantings.

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