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Citizen Forester: Tree Planting Class

May 10, 2016 | Rockford Construction | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Gear up for planting season by joining us for our Citizen Forester: Tree Planting Class; learn everything you need to know about tree plantings!

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Tree Planting at Boardwalk Condos

May 12, 2016 | Boardwalk Condos | 9:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP on May 12th at 9am and help us plant fifteen new trees at Boardwalk Condos!

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Ken-O-Sha Park Clean Up

May 14, 2016 | Ken-O-Sha Elementary School | 9:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in coordination with Ken-O-Sha Park Community, invites Grand Rapids neighbors to join us in a morning clean up at Ken-O-Sha Park on Saturday May 14th!

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St. Andrew’s Urban Ag Day

May 14, 2016 | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church | 10:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP for a day at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and help volunteers plant trees!

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Highland Park Annual Clean Up

May 14, 2016 | Highland Park | 10:00 AM | Park Volunteer Event

Join Highland Park neighbors for their annual park clean up on May 14th and May 21 at Highland Park. Both days will start at 10am and end at noon.

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Westside CID Streetscaping Planting

May 15, 2016 | Servants Community Park on the Corner of Fulton and Straight Ave | 2:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP for a westside tree planting on Sunday May 15th from 2-5pm!

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Parks Alive Leaders Green Thumb Class

May 18, 2016 | Garfield Park | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Come one, come all to the Garfield Park Lodge on Wednesday May 18th for our spring teaching of the Parks Alive Leaders program Green Thumb class!

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Just Friends concert to benefit FGRP

May 22, 2016 | Bostwick Lake Congregational Church | 3:00 PM | Special Event

Donations at this wonderful concert will benefit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, so come on out and enjoy some amazing music!

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Creston Neighborhood Plant Exchange

June 2, 2016 | Aberdeen Park | 6:00 PM | Special Event

Join Creston Neighborhood Association for their annual plant sale on June 2nd at the Aberdeen Park Shelter house!

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PAL Parks & People Class!

June 2, 2016 | City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks on June 2nd for our Parks & People: Mobilizing Your Neighbors PAL class! This class will teach participants the fine art of neighborhood engagement and help you plan your own neighborhood events! This class is the one of our four Parks Alive Leaders classes and is generously being hosted by the City Parks & Recreation Department. Parks Alive Leaders is a new program that encourages neighbors to take free classes, form Parks Alive Leaders…

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