The City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (NAP) is looking for individuals, groups and families to volunteer for Downtown Blooms Day on Saturday, May 18. The public can have fun sprucing up A2 by planting flowers throughout the downtown area. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and pizza lunch, and are to meet the coordinators at Liberty Plaza between Liberty & S. Division. 9am-12pm. Park at the Library structure for parking validation, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-794-6000. www.a2gov.org/NAP—JG
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