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Adopt-a-Park Project: Westown Commons

August 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Update: This project has 10 volunteers committed and is currently full! BUT we are constantly planning more projects. If you don’t see one of interest on our calendar, email claire@friendsofgrparks.org and we’ll work with you to organize one!

This project is led and organized by volunteer Margo Johnson, who is the Adopt-a-Park steward of Westown Commons Park! We will be pruning limbs to keep the trees healthy and park safe.

City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years, yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. Volunteering to prune trees is a high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but also helps work toward our larger goal to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy.

This project:

  • is kid-friendly
  • requires no previous experience
  • is open to all members of the GR community
  • fulfills the hands-on pruning requirement for our Neighborhood Forester certification
  • is limited to 10 total volunteers, to adhere to our COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Guidelines

The City of Grand Rapids, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation launched the Urban Forest Project in 2011 to work toward a 40% tree canopy, a goal established by the Green Grand Rapids amendment to the city master plan. Every tree planted and cared for helps to create greener neighborhoods, intercept stormwater, conserve energy, remove air pollutants, and reduce and store CO2.


August 11, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Westown Commons Park
752 Watson SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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