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KIB Tree Planting: A Project Partner Overview

We are asked many times: what goes into our planning process when planting trees in communities? Beyond the permitting and tree selection, we work extremely close with neighbors–on the ground–serving as project partners to help us tree up Indy. Below is one project partner’s experience. Her name? Charlotte Elizabeth Brayton, she is the Eagles Landing Board Officer & Secretary, and … Read more

City, KIB and RADC Kick-off National Small Business Week with Community Tree Planting

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 29, 2016) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) working with the Riley Area Development Corporation (RADC) will plant trees near I-70 and Rural—along the Mass Ave. Industrial Corridor—with the help of small business owners and community volunteers. This planting, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will kick-off National Small Business Week and highlight the correlation … Read more

FedEx Cares and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Team Up in Community Conservation Project

FedEx Cares Teams Up with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful INDIANAPOLIS – (April 25, 2016) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) will lead a volunteer day with FedEx team members to plant much needed trees within the Pleasant Run watershed. The project is part of a grant sponsored by FedEx through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to address pressing urban environmental challenges. KIB … Read more

The Old Southside will Receive a Facelift with the Help of More than 500 Volunteers this Saturday

Great Indy Cleanup Kick-off Event on the Old Southside INDIANAPOLIS – (April 21, 2016) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will host more than 500 volunteers this Saturday in the Old Southside neighborhood as part of the April Great Indy Cleanup on Saturday, April 23. Volunteers will join neighbors in street and alleyway cleanups, habitat restoration from South St. to Beecher St. … Read more

Loosen Up (Your Soil)

Help Those Plants Thrive And Loosen Up (Your Soil)! In order to grow and thrive, tree roots need water and oxygen.  In soil that has been highly compacted, very little water and oxygen can penetrate down into the ground.  As a result, root growth is hampered and tree health suffers. At certain planting sites with highly compacted soils, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful hires … Read more