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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, City of Indianapolis to host Great Indy Cleanup kickoff event with more than 300 volunteers this Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 26, 2012) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) will be working all over the city this weekend on numerous beautification and community improvement projects, with hundreds of Indy residents to wrap up the Great Indy Cleanup kickoff. The citywide effort to beautify and strengthen our community is a partnership with KIB and the City of Indianapolis—already more than 375 tons of litter has been collected this month. A kickoff event is planned for Saturday at the Ivy Tech Campus, Julia Carson Learning Center. More than 300 volunteers will be in attendance to take part in the one day cleanup.

WHO: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and Mayor Ballard
WHAT: Great Indy Cleanup Kickoff Event
WHERE: Ivy Tech Campus, Julia Carson Learning Center—2701 North Illinois Street
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:00 A.M. TO 9:30 P.M.
More than 300 volunteers will meet for breakfast and opening remarks from Mayor Greg Ballard in the parking lot of the Julia Carson Learning Center. Volunteers will meet at 8 A.M for registration and program, and then branch out to clean up the neighborhood. Mayor Ballard will greet and address volunteers from 8:30AM to 9:15AM.

The Great Indy Cleanup continues into October with organized cleanups scheduled throughout the year. For more details, please visit

The Great Indy Cleanup is made possible by generous donations from the City of Indianapolis, Covanta Energy, South Side Landfill, Republic Services, Dow AgroSciences, and Kroger. For more information on KIB’s efforts to beautify the city, or to learn how you can help, please visit us at

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2011, KIB worked with more than 46,000 volunteers on over 600 community projects throughout the city. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.