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Tree Planting Volunteer Project

October 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In collaboration with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Friends is planting trees in downtown GR. Join us for a fun afternoon of beautifying our city. We’ll provide all tools and instruction!

Please RSVP to Claire Fisher at claire@friendsofgrparks.org to sign up.

Volunteering to plant trees is a high-impact project that not only brings beauty and environmental benefits to neighborhoods, 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 tree planting requirement for our Neighborhood Forester certification
  • COVID-19 Safety Guidelines require facial masks/coverings for all volunteers; not volunteering if exposed to COVID-19, registering a temperature, and/or experiencing symptoms; and maintaining proper social distance.

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.

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Date:
October 28, 2020
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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