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I lOVE GR PARKS: 16 parks on the 16th

Volunteer effort will give spring cleaning to 16 locations

Nicolas Persons | The Grand Rapids Press, Thursday May 14, 2009


GRAND RAPIDS — A spring “spruce up” is on tap for 16 city parks Saturday, courtesy of a volunteer crew.

Steve
Faber, the executive director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks,
recently paid a visit to Coit Park, which is near his home. “A critical
factor of a dynamic city, where people want to visit and raise
families, is the quality of the parks,” Faber said.

The recently formed nonprofit, Friends of Grand
Rapids Parks, will hold its first event, “I Love GR Parks,” at
locations across the city. The project will include cleaning waste,
planting vegetation and repainting benches, among other things, said Steve Faber, the group’s executive director.

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