INDIANAPOLIS – (August 14, 2012) Volunteers looking to help keep Indy beautiful are encouraged to sign up for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s (KIB) Mulch Madness program. Beginning August 25, those who sign up to volunteer with KIB to mulch trees on Saturday’s will be rewarded for their efforts to help mulch more than 4,000 trees all over Indianapolis.
Each Saturday groups of 25 volunteers will meet at locations across the city to mulch trees. After their efforts are complete volunteers will return to KIB to enjoy lunch, and the opportunity to meet other volunteers. They will also receive recognition for their efforts, and be entered into a drawing in October for a grand prize.
“We value the tremendous work of our volunteers, and we have seen similar programs work in other cities that value trees,” said Tammy Stevens volunteer coordinator for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. “We hope this creative approach will help us in our efforts to maintain the tree canopy in Indianapolis, and engage new volunteers in the benefits that trees provide; all while being rewarded for their hard work.”
The program is designed to educate volunteers while they work to maintain trees that KIB has planted with volunteers, and the City of Indianapolis. While many of the effects of the severe drought may not be visible on the city’s trees until next year or beyond, mulching provides an insulating blanket for trees in the winter and helps maintain soil moisture. To learn more about the program visit www.kibi.org/mulch.
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 www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.