January 16, 2014
By: Emily Wood
FAIRFIELD AND 34TH ST NEAR THE DOUBLE 8 FOOD STORE
KIB collaborated with a local non-profit, IndyTilth to install native trees, shrubs and perennials and a large rain garden at the Double 8 Food Store near Fairfield and 34th Street in the Mapleton-Fall Creek Neighborhood.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PROJECT
This project will accomplish:
- Reducing the amount of impervious surface on the property and intercepts storm water runoff
- Attracting desirable birds and insects
- Educating the public about Indy’s combined sewer overflow issues.
The rain garden was excavated in late fall of 2012 and many plants and trees were installed around the rain garden. On April 20th, 2013, volunteers from the neighborhood completed the rain garden installation by adding an additional 1,500 plugs that will eventually mature and fill in throughout the rain garden.
This work is complete! Come stop by and check out the greenspace.
Continued success of projects like this depends on our sponsors and individuals like you. Consider donating to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.
Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace