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PAL Park Planning class

April 11, 2017 | GMB Architecture + Engineering | 6:30 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Learn all about park design in this free Parks Alive Leaders class! The class is taught by local landscape architect Matt Heidloff and the building is LED certified and offers an exciting glimpse into the world of park design!

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Mayor’s Greening Initiative Arbor Day Planting

April 28, 2017 | Martin Luther King Park | 8:00 AM | Urban Forest Project Event

The 2017 MAYOR’S GREENING INITIATIVE ARBOR DAY PLANTING will take place on Arbor Day, April 28th! We will plant over 350 trees in and around Martin Luther King Park.

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PAL Green Thumb class

May 18, 2017 | Lincoln Park | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Join FGRP for its spring Green Thumb class and learn all about proper gardening techniques, plant types, and park beautification efforts in Grand Rapids in this free Parks Alive Leaders class.

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PAL & CF Branching Out Class

June 6, 2017 | Baxter Community Center | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders,Urban Forest Project Event

Join us on June 6th, 2017 from 6-8pm for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ class on advocacy!

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