Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers - Press Releases:
The Giving Tree Program of Our Community’s Children is a project focused on green industries and environmental issues. Participants will complete a comprehensive tree inventory within their own southeast neighborhood in Grand Rapids. They will measure and plot the location of trees, provide tree maintenance where necessary, and educate residents about the economic and energy-saving values of healthy trees. This program is especially note-worthy because the students will provide a much-needed service that the city would likely be unable to provide itself, and it will educate students to be good stewards of the environment.