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Help restore the tree canopy at Riverside Park

Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project is seeking volunteers to help plant trees at Riverside Park.
Underwriting support from:

When and where

Riverside Park

2001 Monroe Avenue NE

Island picnic shelter


Tree planting 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Activities 1-3 p.m.

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FOGRP) on October 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for tree planting and fun activities at Riverside Park.

Due to the destruction from the emerald ash borer, new trees need to be planted which will help increase the canopy and protect the watershed.

Both individuals and organizations can sign up to volunteer. Please RSVP to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. Meetup will be at the Island picnic shelter and volunteers are encouraged to show up early in order to register.

FOGRP will have tools, trees and assistance available to volunteers. Tree planting will take place regardless of the weather so dress appropriately. Bring water or a snack as necessary.

Activities include "Tree-O-caching," a tree hunt using GPS units. The challenge involves finding trees that hide special prizes while learning about the importance that trees play in the urban ecosystem.

Halloween costumes are optional.

More information can be found at the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project website.

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