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Huff Park Buckthorn Removal Day!

August 4, 2019 | 9:45 AM | Park Volunteer Event,Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Join our friends from Berkley Hills Church and the Kent Conservation District as they help remove an invasive species from Huff Park. Work gloves and tools will be provided, just come with a willingness to help clear the area of invasive buckthorn and restore native habitat at Huff Park! Please contact Jessica Gregory directly if you are interested in volunteering.  You can reach her at jessgregory188@gmail.com. When: Sunday, August 4, 9:45 am – 12:00 pm Where: Huff Park, 2399 Ball Ave NE…

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AWTT Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

August 8, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet in front of the Early Childhood Learning Center at 641 Vries St SW. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need…

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Roosevelt Park Beautification

August 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Help our friends, the Roosevelt Park Advocates prepare for their annual Family Fiesta at Roosevelt Park.  We want the park to be welcoming for the entire community.  Join us as we beautify the park by removing trash and caring for the young trees we planted during the Mayor’s Greening Initiative.  You can register here. When: Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Where: Roosevelt Park, 739 Van Raalte Dr. SW What to Wear: Please dress for the weather and…

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Community Tree Pruning: Leonard and Houseman

August 22, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Leonard and Houseman. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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Volunteer At Movies In Eastern Park

August 24, 2019 | 5:00 PM | Community Event,Volunteer Event

Are you interested in volunteering at Movies In The Neighborhood Parks?  Join our Movie Crew!  We need your help to ensure we have a great event.  Each volunteer will receive a FREE t-shirt. Duties will include: Assisting with set-up for the event, trash maintenance during the event, breakdown and clean-up after the event. Sign up the entire night or chose a shift that works best for you.  Register here. Set-up Crew – 5:00  – 8:00 pm Breakdown Crew – 7:30…

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Community Tree Pruning: Hall and Sheldon

August 29, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Neighborhood Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City.  During this AWTT we will prune young trees to help them stay healthier, need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. You can register here.  No experience or tools are necessary to join us in helping these young trees get a good start.  We will meet at the northeast corner of Hall and Sheldon. WHAT: Maintain some trees that need our…

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Community Tree Pruning: Creston Area

September 12, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to prune trees in the Creston Area area! City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years; yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban Forest Project) to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy. This project: is kid-friendly is flexible! Arrive after…

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Tree Planting Project: Downtown

September 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools.

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Community Tree Pruning: Belknap Area

September 19, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years; yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban Forest Project) to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy.

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Tree Planting Project

September 25, 2019 | 8:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our neighbors plant trees in the John Ball area neighborhood! Stay tuned for exact location. As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: is kid-friendly is flexible! Arrive after the start time or leave early requires no previous experience is open to all members…

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Community Tree Pruning: East Hills Area

September 26, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

City trees need love and should be pruned every 3 to 5 years; yet most are pruned only every 10 to 12. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban Forest Project) to increase Grand Rapids’ tree canopy.

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Tree Planting Project: Downtown

September 28, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the downtown Grand Rapids area! ***We’ll meet at 18 Barnett St. NW (Barnett is one block south of Leonard, between Taylor and Ionia). As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: is kid-friendly is flexible! Leave a little early if…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 8, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members help our Garfield Park neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s mini-grants! ***We will meet at 1981 Collins Ave SE.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 12, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 12, 2019 | 12:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our Oakwood area neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! ***We will meet at 320 Boltwood Dr NE*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no previous…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

October 15, 2019 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Tree Planting Project: Brewer’s Grove

October 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

We’ll be getting together with brewers from across the city to plant trees and party at Riverside Park! Dubbed Brewer’s Grove, this project is funded by breweries that participate in the annual creation and sale of a unique Tree Beer (in February/March).

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Tree Planting Project

October 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the East Fulton & Midtown areas! ***We will meet at 753 Atwood St NE.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if needed – requires no previous experience –…

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Tree Planting Project

October 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Grand Rapids area! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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Greenwood Cemetery Volunteer Beautification Project

October 26, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Join us and Parks Alive group, Friends of Greenwood Cemetery, to beautify this community space! We’ll be weeding garden beds, picking up litter, tidying up grave sites, and straightening small headstones. We’ll have light refreshments as a thank you for volunteers! This project is great for all ages (but all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult). Please dress for the weather and plan to wear clothes that can get dirty or paint…

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Tree Planting Project

October 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP and to help our neighbors in the Eastown Community Association plant trees provided by this year’s mini grant! ***We’ll meet at the intersection of Giddings and Thomas St.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall. We’ll be focusing on projects in the downtown and Uptown areas, as well as at city schools. This project: – is kid-friendly – is flexible! Leave a little early if…

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Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

November 2, 2019 | 9:30 AM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

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GOTV! Volunteer to Educate Neighbors about Parks Proposal

November 2, 2019 | 9:45 AM | Parks Alive Leaders,Volunteer Event

Grand Rapids residents have an important opportunity to vote Yes! on the “Parks, Pools & Playgrounds” proposal on Nov. 5. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks believes in this proposal and wants to rally our community in support! We hope you will join us to canvas neighborhoods and provide voters with literature that explains the cost to property owners, what funds will be used for, and the transformation made possible by the last millage. We’ll provide the addresses and maps –…

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Volunteer Happy Hour

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Volunteer Event

  We want to say a HUGE thank you to all of those who have volunteered their time and talents to further GR parks and trees this year. If you have volunteered with us this year, join us at Brewery Vivant for laughs, apps, and beers – of course! Please RSVP here so we know how many people to plan for. Appetizers will be provided, and you’ll receive one drink ticket upon arrival. We’ll see you soon!

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Tree Pruning Volunteer Project

March 5, 2020 | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event,Volunteer Event

Join Friends of GR Parks, neighborhood foresters and other volunteers to help prune oak trees in Riverside Park! *We’ll meet at the parking lot at Guild and Monroe* It is important to only prune oak trees in the colder winter months to protect them from pests that thrive in the summer. We hope you will be a part of this high-impact project that not only decreases risks of limb falls, but is also part of our larger initiative (the Urban…

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