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Brewery Vivant sponsors and plants 20 trees at Highland Park

On Saturday, October 20,  local brewery, Brewery Vivant’s  Monk Club, employees and community volutneers  helped Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plant 20 trees in Highland Park. The tree grove was also sponsored by Brewery Vivant.

Brewery Vivant sponsors and plants 20 trees at Highland Park

“One of the core values we have at Brewery Vivant is to operate sustainably,” explained Kris Spaulding of Brewery Vivant. “We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and to give back to the local community that has been so supportive of our business. Planting trees allows us to do both of those things and is also a great way to get our employees and loyal patrons together to make a difference in our neighborhood.” 

The offer to sponsor and plant the trees came at the right time for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.  The organization recently launched its Urban Forest Project. One objective of the projects is to grow Grand Rapids tree canopy. “Our community set a 40% tree canopy goal, and in order to reach our goal, we need to be growing a healthy urban forest,” says Steve Faber, Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. “Bringing together private, nonprofit and public resources is how we get this work done.”  

October is National NeighborWoods Monthundefineda national celebration of urban forests and trees.

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