Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, in partnership with the City of Grand
Rapids Urban Forestry Committee, is hosting a series of events to celebrate NationalNeighborWoods Month. These events are part of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout thecountry being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoodsMonth by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network. View full calendars and
additional event details at http://www.friendsofgrparks.org/events and http://www.urbanforestproject.com
Arborist Lee Mueller presented a very interesting tree mapping workshop with OKT on Oct. 4. Two more October events are coming up.
October 16th, 530pm-630pm: Tree Tales – How Trees tell us their Stories
Join Arborist/Author Vic Foerster for an exciting tree-tour in Riverside Park. With over forty years of experience working with trees, Vic Foerster will give a tantalizing tour called “Tree Tales –
How trees tell us their stories”. Come walk Riverside park with Vic and hear about our City’s
trees from their perspective.
October 17th & Oct 27th: Oakdale Community Garden Build Day
Join in to help the Oakdale neighborhood build a community garden and plant 2 trees as part of
the new park located at the former Oakdale Elementary, now River City Charter Academy. We
are still looking for volunteers.