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Tree Planting Class

If you want to learn how to give young trees their best chance, attend our Tree Planting Class! We will meet in Friends’ new office at 720 Curve St SW,… Read More

Mini Grant Applications Due

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is committed, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, to pursue toward a 40% tree canopy goal. To help accomplish this goal, we organize… Read More

Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

Tree Planting Project

Join FGRP and to help our neighbors in the Eastown Community Association plant trees provided by this year’s mini grant! ***We’ll meet at the intersection of Giddings and Thomas St.***… Read More

Tree Planting Project

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the Grand Rapids area! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

Tree Planting Project

Join FGRP and other community members to plant trees in the East Fulton & Midtown areas! ***We will meet at 753 Atwood St NE.*** As part of the Urban Forest Project,… Read More

Tree Planting Project: Brewer’s Grove

We’ll be getting together with brewers from across the city to plant trees and party at Riverside Park! Dubbed Brewer’s Grove, this project is funded by breweries that participate in the annual creation and sale of a unique Tree Beer (in February/March).

Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.

Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

Join FGRP and to help our Oakwood area neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! ***We will meet at 320 Boltwood Dr NE*** As part of the Urban… Read More

Tree Planting Project: Mini Grant Awards!

Join FGRP to help our neighbors plant trees awarded by this year’s Mini Grants! As part of the Urban Forest Project, we’re on a mission to plant 225 trees throughout the city this fall.