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Green Gala 2017

August 24, 2017 | 6th Street Bridge Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event

What is Green Gala? Ride, walk, or cycle to the 2017 Green Gala, a unique fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. This event helps to further our mission to protect, enhance, and expand our city’s parks, public spaces, and urban forest. This year the venue is moving to Sixth Street Park where guests will be entertained with street musicians and a full-scale park experience while enjoying the scenic backdrop of the City of Grand Rapids and…

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Citizen Forester: Pruning and Maintenance

August 29, 2017 | Garfield Park Gymnasium | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for our Tree Pruning and Maintenance class. Participants will learn the basics of continuing the maintenance of their trees including: basic tree biology, pruning techniques, various tools, mulching, timing of maintenance, and other resources. This class satisfies the tree maintenance and pruning requirements for the FGRP Citizen Forester program. This class will take place on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Garfield Park in the gymnasium. If you are interested in attending this…

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After Work Tree Time: Ottawa Hills

September 27, 2017 | Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School | 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 check in with some of the trees we have planted in the Ottawa Hills area to help them stay healthier, so that they need less care and have fewer problems as they mature. This is done by removing hazard, dead or dying limbs and crossing branches. We prune trees to decrease the risk for limb drops and tree falls,…

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