Join Friends of Grand
Rapids Parks for our Annual Meeting to learn
about what’s planned for 2013-14, celebrate some victories, and
mingle with Friends. This is shaping up to be a great
year, and we want you to be part of it.
Thursday, May 2
Bistro Bella Vita
44 Grandville Ave SW
Here is your opportunity to:
- Mingle with Friends
- Celebrate 2 National Awards
- Get a sneak peek at Green Gala 2013
- Hear about new programs and projects
- Give us feedback on how
- Meet our new staff
Free food. Cash bar.
This is a free event, but RSVPs are very helpful! You can register
Day Tree Planting at Riverside Park -
Join in planting trees in Riverside Park to protect the Grand
River watershed and increase our city's tree canopy. We
moved the original planting location to higher ground last week and
scale back the number of trees, so we will have a follow-up planting
date on May 11 as well.
No previous tree planting experience necessary!
Volunteers from BLEND, Meijer, Association of Grand Rapids
Landscape Professionals, Bank of America, Americorps, Wolverine
Worldwide, Consumers Energy, Cascade Engineering, Encompass,
Goodwill Industries, Home Depot, Ferris State School of Pharmacy,
and ITC will help plant trees over the two day event. The trees are
sponsored through a US Forest Service, Great Lakes Restoration
Initiative grant awarded to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, with
additional support from the City of Grand Rapids, DNR, Quimby
Walstrom & Boise Aspen Premium Recycled Paper and the Grand Rapids
Earn points in mygrcitypoints when you volunteer at
this event! Learn
Despite some cancellations due to weather, many volunteers were able to help get a jump on Spring
in local parks. Thank you to all the volunteer groups that have helped so far in April: FishbeckThompsonCarr&Huber, West Leonard CRC, Harrison Park Middle School, Calvin Plaster Creek Stewards, and City High/Middle.
If you want to volunteer, set up a neighborhood
Alive Leadership (PALs) for your local park, or sponsor park improvements, please contact our Project Coordinator to set
something up. firstname.lastname@example.org