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Tree Planting/Park Party: Brewers Grove – Highland Park

October 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This year’s Brewers Grove Tree Planting and Party in the park will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 12-4PM at Highland Park! Yes, a new location- Highland Park!

We’ll be planting over 26 trees together throughout various areas of Highland Park; in the prairie, forest, along paths, the creek and parking lot. The trees we will plant together were selected based on their habitat benefits. This year’s selected trees will help attract more butterflies to Grand Rapids, to compliment with a 1,362 square foot Butterfly Garden that already exists in Highland Park.

Trees will also improve tree diversity, sequester carbon dioxide, reduce storm water, and replace ash trees lost due to the Emerald Ash Borer epidemic. Every hand that digs deep into the spirit of community will be greatly appreciated!

Don’t forget that this is a party, and an open-container permit is in place for this event! Stop by your favorite Grand Rapids area brewery and pick up a growler, howler, crowler, cans or bottles of beer or cider to share!

This year’s event line up:

Noon-2:30PM Tree Planting, starting at noon with a planting demonstration.

2:30-4PM Crack open a brew and enjoy it in the park! Chat with brewers, brewery staff, tree-beer enthusiasts, community volunteers and brainstorm  2018 Tree Beer ideas! Music and snacks will be provided.

4-6PM Everyone is invited to an after party at Creston Brewery!

WHEN: Friday, October 20th, 12pm – 4pm

WHERE: Highland Park,  Lloyd Peterson Road Grand Rapids, MI 49503

PARKING: At the park! Limited to about 25 spaces, plan to carpool or park along Grand Ave NE.

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Since 2013, the Brewers Grove project has been a collaborate effort between Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and local area breweries to celebrate and highlight the city of Grand Rapid’s “Beer City USA” and “Tree City USA” titles.  The idea was seeded, to create unique tree-themed beers that would be offered for a limited time with proceeds going directly to FGRP’s Urban Forest Project and tree plantings across the city.


October 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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