Whether you have an hour, a day, or even more time to give, we have an opportunity for you, and the list keeps growing. Map a tree. Lead or take part in a volunteer planting event. Become a strategic partner, develop an idea for NeighborWoods™ Month or apply for a mini-grant. Each of us comes with unique gifts, talents, and creativity that can play an important part in helping our urban forest grow. To get more information, click here.
Parks Alive Program
Parks Alive is a joint venture between the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and the City of Grand Rapids to reclaim and sustain parks through volunteerism and sponsorship. The goal of the program is to have all of neighborhood parks represented by residents and groups. Community leadership is critical to creating a great park system with ongoing support. Visit the events and volunteer page to get involved with Parks Alive!
WMEAC Grand River Clean Ups
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council hosts two Grand River clean-up events every year- the Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup and the Grand River GreenUp! The next clean up will be on Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30a.m.-1p.m. Follow this link to register!
The MDOT Adopt-A-Highway program is a volunteer program where groups clean-up 2 mile sections of State highway. Contact your local Adopt-A-Highway coordinator here.
Blandford Nature Center
Blandford Nature Center was started in 1949 and offers classes, hiking trails, and gardens. “The mission of Blandford Nature Center is to educate, engage, and empower our community to become stewards of the natural world that sustains us.” Volunteer to become a more engaged sustainable citizen here, donate here, or share your knowledge by teaching a class.