GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is looking for volunteers to help make the city a little greener.

The community tree planting is called Neighborwoods and is part of Mayor Rosalyn Bliss’ Greening Initiative. The goal of the movement is to fill 10,000 of the approximately 30,000 tree vacancies in Grand Rapids and increase the tree canopy by up to 40% citywide.

The City of Grand Rapids and several other organizations are looking for 200 volunteers and community members to work together to plant 200 trees and give away 50 more for an event in Gerald R. Ford Academic Center.

There will be three boarding sessions:

  • September 30: from 13.00 to 16.00
  • October 1: 9 a.m. to noon
  • October 1: from 13.00 to 16.00

For more information or to volunteer, visit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks website.

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