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.


What does MADA do? 

  • Provides free educational Arbor Day materials to localities, schools and libraries
  • Coordinates the State-Wide Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing, MI 
  • Coordinates the State-Wide Fifth grade Arbor Day poster contest 
  • Creates and maintains a yearly Arbor Day Events Directory
  • Provides municipalities, libraries, parks or individuals with ideas for hosting an Arbor Day Celebration
  • Contacts State Legislators, encouraging their participation in local Arbor Day events 
  • Provides contacts to agencies/organizations that can offer Arbor Day assistance
  • Promotes Arbor Day and the importance of trees at seminars, workshops, trade shows & conferences
  • Coordinates and helps facilitate tree plantings for communities, non-profits, businesses and other organizations 


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 
ISA Michigan 

Kay Lancour 
Consumers Energy 

Catherine Hurth 
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union