INDIANAPOLIS – (May 28, 2014) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) is currently taking applications for 2015 Community Forestry and IPL Project GreenSpace community greening projects. Applicants are encouraged to submit requests before the July 11 deadline to ensure their part in revitalizing their community, neighborhood or school in 2015.
Currently, KIB is working to create six community greenspace projects in Indianapolis. These projects range from a peace park in Beech Grove with the Sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery of the Benedict Inn, to a neighborhood gateway in the Fletcher Park neighborhood.
KIB’s IPL Project GreenSpace is a grassroots program that transforms vacant lots and underused spaces into natural, beautiful, and functional pocket parks and greenspaces for neighborhoods; projects can be pocket parks, gateways, urban gardens, or greenspace beautification. Workshops will be offered to assist in this application process; more information can be found at www.kibi.org/application.
KIB’s Community Forestry program has helped to plant more than 40,000 large trees in Indianapolis since 2006. With the goal to strategically plant 100,000 trees throughout Marion County, this program helps reduce crime, decrease pollution, and raise property value throughout our city.
Applications for Community Forestry tree plantings and IPL Project GreenSpace community greening projects are being accepted until July 11, 2014 for spring 2015 plantings. For more information on the application process, or to learn about current projects, please visit www.kibi.org/application.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. In 2013, KIB worked with more than 30,000 volunteers on over 500 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org, or follow us on Twitter @kibiorg and like us on Facebook @kibiorg.