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It takes a city to build a park

  It Takes a City to Build A Park It only seems fitting that this year, we would also build a brand new park in partnership with KaBoom, Amway Corporation,… Read More

From School to Homes: ICCF to Develop Affordable Housing at Eastern Elementary

From School to Homes: ICCF to Develop Affordable Housing at Eastern Elementary A vacant, ninety-year-old Grand Rapids public school which began its life as a haven for those with physical… Read More

Upcoming Park Improvements

This week Huff Park has its official reopening after it acquired a grant and park millage dollars to bring many major improvements to the park, the most notable is that of… Read More

Buy it where you burn it: A reminder to not move firewood

Summer is here and that means camping and campfire season! Campfires are one of my favorite part of summer. Whether it is cooking my new signature dish: cinnamon rolls in… Read More

Are my Oaks oak-ay? Gypsy Moth Caterpillars and tree health.

June 2018 WZZM Update  Growing populations of gypsy moth caterpillars raise concern for landscapes and woodlots original post Posted on May 9, 2018 by Bob Bricault, Michigan State University Extension Caterpillars are eating… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative

Nearly 400 Volunteers and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss showed up to plant 300 trees in the West Grand neighborhood of Grand Rapids – a huge feat that could not have been done without our amazing volunteers! With… Read More

Plogging – perfect for a park promenade

Despite the sporadically cold Spring weather we have had recently, consistently warm weather is just around the corner. With the warm weather we tend to spend more time outside enjoying… Read More

Toodaloo Tree Beer

Thursday, March 15, we said toodaloo to this year’s Tree Beer. Over the past month, tree-inspired beers, ciders, and cocktails have been available at participating breweries in order to help raise money… Read More

March Means Maple Syrup

Every year when the weather starts to warm up Michigan our trees start to come back to life. In Michigan and across the wooded North the flowing of Sugar Maple… Read More

WinterWest – A thank you to our sponsors

On January 20th in Richmond Park, Friends hosted its WinterWest event to show just how fun outdoor parks can be in the cold, snowy weather. We had a blast with… Read More