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Friends of GR Parks Grows Their Team!

Friends of GR Parks is growing their community engagement focus by adding one new team member, three new board members and one city liaison to its organization. Dia Noble, previously… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017 Dedication!

This past week we dedicated the 2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year at Oakhill Cemetery! With a crowd of observers, the City of Grand Rapids, our team at Friends, and… Read More

Mappy Monday: How Urban Trees Can Save Lives

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives We’ve recently been enthralled by ESRI Story maps! They are an engaging and fun way to learn about various map-related subjects. Esri Story Maps… Read More

The New Tree Plotter!

Do you ever wonder where the largest trees are in Grand Rapids? Or where the nearest Catalpa to your home is? How about the trees that are in bloom or… Read More

Now Hiring: Community Engagement Coordinator

Friends of GRAND RAPIDS Parks is hiring! We’re on the search for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator that will grow and manage Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ stewardship program and… Read More

Mappy Monday

Introducing the new Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ Urban Forest Project blog series: Mappy Monday!   In this blog series we will be exploring the wonderful world of trees, data,… Read More

Mayor’s Tree of the Year 2017!

Our beautiful city is home to thousands of trees, each with their own history. Over the past five years Friends of Grand Rapid’s Parks has partnered with the City of… Read More

Maple Eyespot Gall Midge: Odd and Alien Like Tree Problems. (Part 2)

Thank you Nick Sanchez (District Forester – Kent, Montcalm & Ionia Counties) for your contribution to the “Odd and Alien LIke Tree Problem blog! Maple Eyespot Gall Midge Ever get… Read More