Mayor’s Greening Initiative – Spanish

Mayor’s Greening Initiative es una asociación con la Oficina del Alcalde, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, y el Departamento Forestal de la ciudad como una manera de involucrar a toda la comunidad en los esfuerzos para alcanzar el objetivo del dosel de árboles de 40 por ciento de la ciudad.

The Mayor’s Greening Initiative is a partnership with the Mayor’s office, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City’s Forestry Department as a way to engage the entire community in reaching our city’s 40 percent tree canopy goal.

Juntos, desde 2016, tenemos

  • Plantado sobre 1.100 árboles en la ciudad de Grand Rapids
  • Congregó a 1.400 voluntarios
  • Distribuido 800 plantones a los niños de primaria para encender su pasión por la naturaleza

Together, since 2016, we have
–        Planted over 1,100 trees in the city of Grand Rapids
–        Brought together 1,400 volunteers
–        Given away 800 saplings to elementary school children to ignite their passion for nature

Sin embargo, nuestro trabajo no se hace. En 2017 tuvimos que remover 1.500 árboles muertos, moribundos o enfermos que eran un peligro peligroso para nuestra comunidad. Puede encontrar más información sobre este proyecto aquí. La eliminación de estos árboles era una necesidad para la seguridad de la comunidad, pero esto deja una brecha en el dosel de árboles de nuestra ciudad. A través de la Mayor’s Greening Initiative, los esfuerzos de la ciudad para sembrar árboles, y otros eventos de Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, estamos avanzando constantemente hacia el objetivo del dosel de árboles de la ciudad del 40%. Esperamos que podamos contar con su colaboración y apoyo a la Mayor’s Greening Initiative, así como para futuras oportunidades que nos ayuden a alcanzar nuestros objectivos.

However, our work is not done.  In 2017 we had to remove 1,500 dead, dying, or diseased trees that were a dangerous hazard to our community. You can find more information about this project here.  While removing these trees was a necessity for the safety of the community, it does leave a gap in our City’s tree canopy. Through the Mayor’s Greening Initiative, the City’s tree planting efforts, and other Friends of Grand Rapids Parks tree plantings, we are steadily making strides towards the City’s tree canopy goal of 40%. We hope we can count on your partnership and support for the Mayor’s Greening Initiative as well as for future opportunities to help us reach our canopy goal.

¿Por qué plantar árboles? Haz clic aquí para conocer los beneficios de los árboles urbanos. Los árboles limpian el aire, reducen la temperatura del pavimento, y proporcionan muchos otros beneficios a una comunidad.

Why plant trees? Click here to find out benefits of urban trees. From cleaner air and cooler pavement to economic growth, trees can bring many different benefits to a community.

Eventos de la semana del árbol

arbor week events

En colaboración con el Southwest Community Campus, los estudiantes aprenden sobre el día del árbol, escriben una proclamación que se presenta al alcalde Bliss, disfrutan de las trivialidades de los árboles, y 400 árboles jóvenes se dan a los estudiantes.

In collaboration with Southwest Community Campus, students learn about Arbor Day, write a proclamation that is presented to Mayor Bliss, enjoy tree trivia, and 400 saplings are given away to the students.

Friday, April 26 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm Tree Giveaway- we will be giving away 100 five gallon trees to Grand Rapids residents at Roosevelt Park.  Trees are sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts and are available on a first come, first serve basis so get there early!

Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Tree Planting and Community Celebration – this year’s one-day community tree planting will take place in the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 pm Tree Planting Class – this tree planting informational course will take place at (location TBD) as part of the Neighborhood Forester training series. You can learn more or register for free here.

volunteer

Join the Mayor’s Greening Initiative and volunteer at the tree planting on Saturday, April 28th!  Never planted a tree before?  No problem!  Our team will give you step by step instructions on how to plant a tree as well as provide all the tools and equipment you will need.  Groups will work collaboratively with other volunteers and there will always be a tree expert in the area who will be able to answer any questions.  You can register here to volunteer.

 Did you know that you can earn rewards for volunteering? By volunteering at the Mayor’s Greening Initiative, you can earn 500 points that are redeemable for discounts and products at local businesses. These rewards are available to both City residents and non-City residents alike. Start earning rewards today by signing up at mygrcitypoints.com!

sponsorships

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you would like to know more about being a sponsor please contact info@friendsofgrparks.org for details.