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Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

October 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood!

This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting) impact on our neighborhoods and health. With Mayor Bliss, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, the City Forestry Department, and the Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, we’ll be planting 400 trees in the neighborhood on October 9th & 10th – join us!

Sign up for MGI


  • Tree Planting: Plant trees in Garfield Park or surrounding neighborhood (great way to keep families and group volunteers together!)
  • Clean-Up: Clear registration area, put away tools/supplies, and assist FGRP staff.
  • Site Leader: Help lead a group of volunteers in planting trees during MGI event. Training required.


    • 2-4 p.m.
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Verizon for funding this year’s project!



October 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Garfield Park
1981 Collins Ave SE
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