About Us


Mission Statement

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) promotes and facilitates Arbor Day through a progressive network for the stewardship of forestry and natural resources in Michigan's communities.

MADA is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan. Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being.

Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to communities throughout the state.


  • Free Arbor Day Educational Materials
  • Annual State Arbor Day Celebration at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing for second and third grade students
  • Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Fifth Grade Poster Contest
  • Annual Arbor Day events directory
  • Provide municipalities, libraries, parks or individuals with ideas for hosting an Arbor Day Celebration
  • Provide network opportunities to organizations that can offer Arbor Day assistance
  • Promote Arbor Day and the importance of trees at seminars, workshops, tradeshows & conferences


Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Committee Members

Hannah Reynolds
State Program Coordinator 

Kevin Sayers 
Michigan Department of Natural Resources 

Irene McDonnell-Cahill 
City of Lansing Forestry, Parks & Recreation 

Sue Spagnuolo 
Eaton Conservation District 

Annie Kruise 
Arboriculture Society of Michigan 

Kay Lancour 
Consumers Energy 

John Rademacher
Lansing Board of Water and Light

Jerry Platte

Arianna Saldana
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Charles DeVries
ITC Holding Co.

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