This is what I found on TheHill.com:
More than 1,000 trees have been planted in parks across Michigan in recent months as part of the state’s “Happy Little Trees” program, named after late painter Bob Ross’s famous catchphrase.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has teamed up with Bob Ross Inc. for the program, which the department says was inspired by its state parks system’s centennial anniversary year.
The effort, which was previously known as the state’s “prison grow” program prior to the partnership, enlists volunteers to collect seeds from healthy trees that are at risk in parks across the state, according to a website for the program.
Hundreds of volunteers replaced damaged and diseased trees with the saplings, which are grown by prison inmates. https://t.co/oqRljkCMiq
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) September 6, 2019
Art major me jumping out here for a sec but PSA!! Bob Ross Inc. started the Happy Little Trees program to start replanting and protecting Michigan State parks!
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BTW Get you a best friend to adventure with! @elizabethrusanchin makes my heart so content 💕 pic.twitter.com/2zmVDoSkpx
— Leah Surprenant (@leahsurprenant) September 5, 2019
Bob Ross made a living painting “happy little trees,” but in Michigan his legacy has been transferred from the canvas to real-life happy trees in nature. 🌳https://t.co/ZpNoNTjnPS
— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) September 5, 2019
#DoGood Day 1033
Bob Ross and his soothing televised painting classes have long been a source of zen for Americans of all ages—and now, his legacy is bringing even more beauty into the world by helping inmates plant “happy little trees” in Michigan parks.https://t.co/Sf4UIGHtA0 pic.twitter.com/w3FcTXLPBj
— DoGood (@hashtagDoGood) September 7, 2019
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