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Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting)… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting)… Read More

Tree Care 101 Class

Not everyone needs in-depth lessons about tree identification and care – perhaps you simply want to be able to responsibly plant trees and help take care of them. If this… Read More

Friends launches Green Team youth employment program

This summer, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ capacity to increase the city’s urban tree canopy is growing in a new way! In collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids, Grand… Read More

Community Feedback Session

This year, the Mayor’s Greening Initiative is coming to the Garfield Park neighborhood! This is an annual one-day volunteer project on April 25 that adds hundreds of trees to our… Read More

Neighborhood Feedback Session

This year, the Mayor’s Greening Initiative is coming to the Garfield Park neighborhood! This is an annual one-day volunteer project on April 25 that adds hundreds of trees to our… Read More

4th Annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative

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… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative Tree Giveaway

As part of our Mayor’s Greening Initiative, we will be giving away 100 free trees to Grand Rapids residents at Roosevelt Park on Arbor Day (April 26th) from 6-7pm. No… Read More

Neighborhood Forester Tree Planting Class

Spring is upon us! And with that, so is the start of our 2019 tree planting season! We are excited to offer our Tree Planting class with guest instructors Nathan… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative Community Tree Planting

volunteer Join the Mayor’s Greening Initiative and volunteer at the tree planting on Saturday 28th!  Never planted a tree before?  No problem!  Our team will give you step by step… Read More