What the Flood of 2013 tells us about the importance of a healthy urban forest

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 07-01-2013 under NONPROFITS

Trees are often associated with nature; the woods, the forest, or perhaps a national park. But trees are also an important part of our urban landscape. Walk down any City street or enjoy some time in a park, and you’ll recognize the numerous...

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

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 04-22-2013 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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Pleasant Park receives $300,000 development award

by (George)

Submitted 12-08-2011 under NEWS

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) has committed $300,000 of the total $731,00 needed to convert an empty 2.3 acre parking lot at the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and Pleasant Street to a fully functional neighborhood park....

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[AUDIO] Joe Taylor Park Set to Open on Grand Rapids' SE Side

by (WYCE_Matt)

Submitted 06-21-2011 under NEWS

West Michigan Environmental Action Council's Dan Schoonmaker speaks with Steve Faber, Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Faber talks about Baxter neighborhoods' new Joe Taylor Park, opening June 29th, saying the world-class...

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Greenspace: Should We Grow?

by (Grady)

Submitted 03-29-2011 under OPINION

We often think about infrastructure in modern cities as a those hardscaped things - roads, bridges, and so on -- that foster productivity and efficiency.  But we should also think about a "green" infrastructure that...

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Grand Rapids to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, Mich.– Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Urban Forestry Committee, today announced 4 events in area parks to celebrate National NeighborWoods Month. These...

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Love thy Rapidian

by (Molz Photography)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under OPINION

Love Thy Rapidian - Love Thy Neighbor, they basically mean the same thing. Your neighbor is your fellow Rapidian. Not always necessarily those which live within the same proximity of each other, but those you pass each day while rushing to work,...

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