GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Friends of Grand Rapids Parks are looking for volunteers to help make the city look a little greener.
The tree planting in the community is called Neighborwoods and is part of Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’ Greening Initiative. The goal of the movement is to fill 10,000 of the roughly 30,000 tree vacancies in Grand Rapids and increase tree canopy by 40 percent citywide.
The City of Grand Rapids and several other organizations are looking for 200 volunteers and community members to come together to plant 200 trees and give away 50 more for an event Gerald R. Ford Academic Center.
There will be three planting sessions:
- September 30: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
- 1 Oct: 9am to 12pm
- 1 Oct: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
For more information or to volunteer, visit the Friends of the Grand Rapids Parks website.
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