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Cleaning up after the storm: an interview with East Hills' Rachel Lee

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Rachel Lee, Director of the East Hills Council of Neighbors started livestreaming a video on Facebook as soon as the tornado and storms had passed her area on Saturday, August 20, 2016, sharing news and warnings with her community as soon as she...

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Arbor Day roots extend to Michigan

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In 2013, Friends of GR Parks was awarded the Excellence in Urban Forestry Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project. Celebrating Arbor Day in Grand Rapids is a great way to bring people back to why...

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Urban Forest Project will hold a community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park. The event is open to the public with all necessary tools, trees and training provided by Friends of Grand...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to receive National Arbor Day Foundation Award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is the recipient of a 2013 Arbor Day Award in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today. Friends of Grand Rapids Parks will receive...

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Grand Rapidian wins National Volunteer of the Year award

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Alliance for Community Trees 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.  “...

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