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March 2017
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March 3 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership When: Friday, March 3, 2017 Where: UIndy Hall located in the Schwitzer Student Center at the University of Indianapolis (Click here for directions.) Free visitor parking is available on UIndy’s campus in lots 1, 2 and 3 (see campus map). Although it has garnered the most attention for its sports strategy, Indianapolis has a long tradition of green initiatives that go back to the 1970s. During the free one-day event, you’ll converse with…

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March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pleasant Run Habitat Restoration
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Please join KIB and Pleasant Run neighbors in their efforts to remove invasive plant species in the waterway’s area just east of Ellenberger Park. Urban landscapes free of invasive species provide native plants and wildlife the space they need to live, grow, and thrive. KIB will provide all tools and training needed to rid pesky plants like a non-native honeysuckle and more. Be a part of the team to make quick work of opening up and transforming a beautiful section of…

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March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Just In: TREES
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  Help the KIB Community Forestry team unload dozens of trees from nurseries across the midwest in advance weekend projects. Meet up at headquarters with these truckloads and get to work in our tree yard organizing by species and project, and preparing the fresh arbors for their impending delivery to a neighborhood near you. You can brush up on your tree identification and get a decent workout in, too! While we will be working in teams, this project can be more physical in nature than…

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March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
KIB Special Delivery: TREES

Meet up at KIB to help the KIB Community Forestry team deliver dozens of trees across Indianapolis in advance of weekend planting projects — transportation provided. Together we’ll place budding arbors in the very places they’ll soon be planted to grow, provide refuge for native wildlife, help mitigate stormwater runoff from our combined sewer system, and provide many more benefits! You can brush up on your tree species identification and get a decent workout in, too. While we will be working in…

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March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Garfield Park Neighborhood Tree Planting
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Support engaged Garfield Park neighbors on Indy’s southeast side in adding to their area tree canopy by planting 55 beautiful 1″ caliper trees in common areas. Trees not only provide shade and can help offset heating/cooling costs, they do things like provide homes for native wildlife and reduce greenhouse gas. Please join KIB for for a brief three-hour tree planting effort supporting fellow Indy residents — as available to anyone in Indianapolis with application via our Community Forestry program  — in their long-term community and environmental…

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March 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellenberger Park Tree Planting
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Please join KIB for this upcoming project to increase the tree canopy at Ellenberger Park. Together we’ll plant a variety of trees to provide many benefits like noise pollution reduction, more homes for wildlife, and storm water mitigation. Sign up for a great morning of tree planting with like-minded volunteers while supporting city parks with a community and environmental improvement project that will yield increasingly positive results for years to come! If you are signing up a group/family, please “Register as a group” via the…

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March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Happy Hour Weeding @ KIB
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  KIB needs your help keeping the native landscape tidy at our Gold LEED-certified headquarters. Volunteers will be mulching and cutting back landscaping in preparation of the spring season to come, plus learning about native plants and pollinators. At project end there will be complimentary adult beverages for all of your hard work (must be 21 years old; provided by Sun King). What a great way to start your weekend! Sign-up to join the fun. Parking available in KIB’s lot and on surrounding…

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March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Irvington Development Organization Tree Planting
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IRVINGTON COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you are interested in participating in this project please email Margaret at margaret@irvingtondevelopment.org. The Irvington community is interested in improving our urban tree canopy in their immediate area! Trees not only provide shade and can help offset heating/cooling costs, they do things like improve water quality and noise pollution, too. Please sign up to join neighbors in planting 40 beautiful 1″ trees for a fun community and environmental improvement project. Due to planting along a busy street, volunteers must be 16…

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April 2017
April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Tree Planting
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Support Butler-Tarkington neighbors on Indy’s north side in increasing their area tree canopy with beautiful 1″ caliper street and common area trees. Trees provide many benefits like noise pollution reduction, homes for wildlife, and reduced home heating/cooling costs. Please join KIB for for a brief three-hour tree planting effort supporting fellow Indy residents — as available to anyone in Indianapolis with application via KIB’s Community Forestry program — in their long-term community and environmental improvement project!   If you are signing up a group/family, please “Register…

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April 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Irvington Garden Club Tree Planting
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The Irvington community is interested in improving our urban tree canopy in their immediate area! Trees not only provide shade and can help offset heating/cooling costs, they do things like improve water quality and noise pollution, too. Please sign up to join the Garden Club in planting 20 beautiful 1″ caliper trees for a fun community and environmental improvement project. If you are signing up a group/family, please “Register as a group” via the button below, then select “Create a new group” from…

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April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Happy Hour Weeding @ KIB

KIB needs your help keeping the native landscape tidy at our Gold LEED-certified headquarters. Volunteers will be mulching and cutting back landscaping for the spring season, weeding, and learning about native plants and pollinators. At project end there will be complimentary adult beverages for all of your hard work (must be 21 years old; provided by Sun King). What a great way to start your weekend! Sign-up to join the fun. Parking available in KIB’s lot and on surrounding streets. If you are signing…

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April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bel Moore Neighborhood Tree Planting

Support engaged Bel Moore neighbors on Indy’s south side in adding to their area tree canopy by planting 20 beautiful 1″ caliper trees in common areas. Trees not only provide shade and can help offset heating/cooling costs, they do things like provide homes for native wildlife and reduce greenhouse gas. Please join KIB for for a brief three-hour tree planting effort supporting fellow Indy residents — as available to anyone in Indianapolis with application via our Community Forestry program  — in their long-term community and environmental…

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April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blue Ridge Road Tree Planting

Support Butler-Tarkington neighbors on Indy’s north side in adding to their area tree canopy by planting a variety of beautiful 1″ caliper trees along Blue Ridge Road. Trees provide many benefits including increasing homes for wildlife while reducing noise pollution and greenhouse gases. Please join KIB for this long-term community and environmental improvement project!   If you are signing up a group/family, please “Register as a group” via the button below, then select “Create a new group” from the pull-down menu (if your group…

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April 29 @ 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
COMING SOON: April Great Indy Cleanup

Saturday, April 29th will be one of KIB’s largest volunteer projects of the year. It’s the April Great Indy Cleanup! More than 200 volunteers will convene in BRAG neighborhoods — the area surrounding Binford Boulevard from Kessler Boulevard to 71st Street — to join neighbors in street cleanups and several other beautification projects. Clean and green streets make happier, safer places to live. We hope you can join us for this transformative community and environmental improvement event. If you are signing up a group/family, please “Register as a…

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