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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Catalyst Radio: how public parks inspire sustainable communities

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forest Project Coordinator at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, shares information about the upcoming planning process for city parks, how...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks plans summer barbecue series, new mural, expanded citizen forester classes

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 02-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

A city is only as strong as the community of people who work, live, play and build lives within it. It takes a robust network of individuals, businesses and organizations all working together to support that community. Building strong communities,...

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WinterWest to celebrate year-round enjoyment of parks on Westside for 6th year

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 01-26-2016 under NEWS

WinterWest by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is back for its sixth year at Richmond Park on the WestSide. The outdoor event happening February 12-14 is designed to get the people of Grand Rapids outdoors and enjoying the City's parks...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks reflects on success, welcomes new leader

by (Bill Kirk)

Submitted 12-22-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In recent years, the City of Grand Rapids has experienced a period of growth and change not seen in decades. As our community continues to adapt and evolve, this process brings with it challenges, opportunities and progress. Thankfully, Grand Rapids...

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Shannon Cohen, Interim Executive Director for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP). In this interim role, Shannon is serving as the bridge between the leadership of founding Executive Director Steve Faber and the upcoming...

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Tree Talk

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-14-2015 under

Tree Talk is an introduction to the significance of urban forests and has a goal to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the trees in our community. This event will begin with a brief presentation on the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks' Urban...

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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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Learning from Olmsted and a Muddy River

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As Grand Rapids wades waist deep into the GR Forward planning effort this fall, the opportunities are intensifying for residents to contribute to plans that will define our community for decades. GR Forward is a comprehensive planning...

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Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting on Friday, August 29, patrons can stop into any Grand Rapids area brewery (see full list at right) as well as local brewpubs The Meanwhile Bar, Green Well and Big Bob’s Pizza to order a tree inspired beer, where a portion of the sales...

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to celebrate fourth annual Green Gala

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, August 21, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP) will host its fourth annual Green Gala event to generate awareness of about its organization, what new things are in store for the future and celebrate another successful...

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