INDIANAPOLIS – (July 14, 2010) The Dow Agro Sciences Turf and Ornamental sales team will join Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) in restoring the water quality and wildlife habitat along Pogue’s Run, near southeastern downtown Indianapolis, on Thursday, July 15. The restoration will consist of the removal of invasive plants along the watershed and the replanting of native trees and shrubs.
Part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up, this multi-year commitment to restore the beauty of Pogue’s Run will partner more than 30 Dow AgroSciences staffers with KIB, the City of Indianapolis, neighborhoods along the watershed and other partners.
“A project that can bring together business leaders, community leaders and neighborhoods is what Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is all about,” said Andrew Hart, Director of Urban Forestry Initiatives with KIB. “We are so lucky to have a true partner in Dow AgroSciences, and the cooperation of the City and the wonderful people who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Pogue’s Run.”
“We wanted to do a project with a lasting impact for the community,” said Mark Neterer, Dow AgroSciences district sales manager, Turf and Ornamental. “This opportunity with KIB at Pogue’s Run is certainly in line with Dow AgroSciences’ commitment to the Great American Clean Up.”
The Great American Clean Up is the nation’s largest community improvement program. Volunteers from across the country donate their time and talents to clean, beautify and improve communities in all 50 states.
For more information on this conservation project, or to learn about other volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at www.kibi.org.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit engaging neighborhoods in environmental and community improvement projects throughout the city. Last year, KIB engaged over 40,000 volunteers on projects around the city. The mission of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is to unite people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org.
About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is a top-tier agricultural company providing innovative agrochemical and biotechnology solutions globally. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has sales of $4.5 billion. Learn more at www.dowagro.org.