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DNR partners with Bob Ross Inc. to plant 'Happy Little Trees' at state parks

The program was put in place by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Bob Ross Inc.
Credit: DNR

MICHIGAN, USA — More than 1,000 tree will be planted at 21 Michigan state parks because of the new 'Happy Little Trees' tree-planting program. 

The program was put in place by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Bob Ross Inc. 

Ross was an American painter, art instructor and television host who shared his love for painting and the environment on his show, “The Joy of Painting.”  

The DNR said the program will be renaming the state’s “prison grow” program in which prisoners get the opportunity to learn horticulture and help raise trees. The first planting will take place at Warren Dunes State Park in Berrien County on May 19. 

The partnership announcement also come just days from Arbor Day which will be celebrated on Friday, April 26.  

People interested in volunteering or donating to the program can do so by visiting the state park's website.

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