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FGRP Annual Spring Membership Event

May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come celebrate another year of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks at our Annual Spring Membership Event.  This event is free and open to everyone!

  • Mingle with Friends and receive updates on community achievements for parks and urban forestry
  • Special keynote presentation “From the Ground Up:  a Story of Community Action along the Bronx River” by Alexie Torres-Fleming
  • Honor community volunteers and leaders making a difference in our city with the 2nd annual

2015 Garfield Awards

Civic and Community Leadership
Volunteer of the Year
Above and Beyond Award

The event is free with light appetizers. Casual attire.

RSVP is not required, but we’d love to keep you in the loop as the date approaches. You can register here or join our facebook event page.

More About Presenter Alexie Torres-Fleming:

Alexie Torres-Fleming

Alexie Torres-Fleming

“Torres-Fleming has received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2008 Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism; The Caritas Medal from the Vincentian Society for her service to the poor; and the “Servitor Pacis—Servant of Peace” award from the Permanent Observer Mission of the Vatican to the United Nations. In January 2009, she was named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader. In addition to her work with YMPJ, she sits on several boards, and is the co-founder of such organizations as the Bronx River Alliance and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance.”



May 21, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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City Flats Hotel – Grand Rapids
83 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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