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Daniel Marquez

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: Founder and Director of ENGINE Initiative (ENGINE is an acronym for Engaging Next Generations In Neighborhoods Everywhere.) What neighborhood do you live in? I live in the Hawthorne community on the Near Westside of Indianapolis. What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis? My community is probably the most inspiring place in Indianapolis for me, primarily because of the … Read more

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, City of Indianapolis to host Great Indy Cleanup October event with more than 1,000 volunteers this Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – (October 9, 2014) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) along with more than 1,000 volunteers will be working all over Indianapolis this Saturday on more than 30 neighborhood beautification and community improvement projects. A citywide effort to beautify and strengthen our communities, the Great Indy Cleanup is a partnership between KIB and the City of Indianapolis. The October cleanup … Read more

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Receives $20,000 Grant from Lowe’s

INDIANAPOLIS – (October 6, 2014) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB), announced today that Lowe’s has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the organization’s mission to engage neighborhoods in building and sustaining vibrant communities, helping people and nature thrive. The Lowe’s Community Partners grant will provide funding for KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace program, specifically to Westminster Pocket Park. This project will … Read more

Expecto Patronum

In case you were wondering, the owl that Harry Potter received for his 13th birthday was a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).  In case you weren’t wondering, now you know anyway. Regardless of your interest in Harry Potter, we are right in the middle of one of the largest population booms of the Snowy Owl, causing its usual distribution to come … Read more

Richard Spahr

Occupation/Company/Organization/Position: I’ve been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful? I’ve been a supporter of KIB for about 3 years, wish I would have started sooner. Why do you support KIB? KIB plays such a vital role not only for the image of Indianapolis but it’s an important partner for our sustainable … Read more