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2017 Mayor’s Tree of the Year

June 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids will now be accepting nominations for Mayor’s Tree of the Year via email (info@friendsofgrparks.org), Instagram, or Facebook message. This is an easy way for you to tell the rest of Grand Rapids why a tree in your community is so awesome. INTERESTED IN NOMINATING A TREE? There’s three ways you can do it! Via Facebook- First you will need to like the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Facebook page,…

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After Work Tree Time: East Hills (Kellogg & Lake Drive)

June 27, 2017 | AWTT location East Hills | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

During this AWTT we will first water trees planted in Cherry Park, and along Kellogg St in the past year.

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Citizen Forester Tree ID class

June 28, 2017 | Blandford Nature Center | 5:45 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for an opportunity to learn to identify that tree in your backyard. We’ll go over basic tenets of tree identification and practice your skills outside.

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After Work Tree Time: Henry Street

July 6, 2017 | Corner of Henry and Wealthy | 5:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the city. During this AWTT we will prune trees along Henry Street to help them stay healthy.

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BBQ & Beautify at Briggs Park

July 11, 2017 | Briggs Park | 5:00 PM

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for the second year of the BBQ & Beautify series. Head out to Briggs Park on July 11th for an evening of park projects and a free community BBQ.

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After Work Tree Time: Jaycee-MacKay Park

July 12, 2017 | Jaycee-Mackay Park | 5:30 PM

Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City. During this AWTT we will check in with the trees we planted in 2015 within and along Jaycee-MacKay Park to help them stay healthier.

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Citizen Forester Tree ID class

July 18, 2017 | Richmond Park | 5:45 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for an opportunity to learn to identify that tree in your backyard. We’ll go over basic tenets of tree identification and practice your skills outside.

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BBQ & Beautify at Campau Park

July 25, 2017 | Campau Park | 5:00 PM | Special Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for the second year of the BBQ & Beautify series. Head out to Campau Park on July 25th for an evening of park projects and a free community BBQ.

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After Work Tree Time: Riverside Park

July 27, 2017 | Riverside Park- MEET AT THE BAND SHELL | 5:30 AM

Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City. We’ll meet up at the park at 5:30pm but you’re welcome to show up late or leave early.

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After Work Tree Time: Lafayette & Fairbanks

August 1, 2017 | Corner of Lafayette & Fairbanks | 5:30 PM

Join the Urban Forest Project and Citizen Foresters in helping to maintain trees across the City. We’ll meet up at the corner of Lafayette & Fairbanks at 5:30pm.

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