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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a nonprofit with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, we work with about 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects, such as tree plantings, litter cleanups, greenspace creation, mural painting, and habitat restoration.

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Volunteers seek to clear White River banks in Hamilton County of invasive plants


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A $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation is helping fund the effort, which is part of broader programs to reduce invasive species in Hamilton County and restore the White River so it can be used by residents. In place of the unwanted plants, the city will likely plant Sycamore trees and other native vegetation.

This scavenger hunt will lead you to stories you might not know about Indianapolis


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Starting in 1950, a group of Black families built a neighborhood just off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Veterans had returned to Indianapolis after the war, and a self-help housing program organized a way for families to afford dwellings that would build wealth in the Black community.

Civic leaders and board members spruce-up downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis leaders were hard at work Friday for a downtown revitalization project. Participants included board members from groups like Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indy Chamber and Visit Indy as well as companies like Cummins and Salesforce. They worked on cleaning, weeding, painting and landscaping projects.

KIB President & CEO on "Indy's Trusted Servant"

In this episode of the Indy’s Trusted Servant Show, host Danny O’Malia speaks with Jeremy Kranowitz with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Volunteering with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful COVID-19 Health & Safety Procedures

Several new steps are being taken to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff. Please read this article before coming to a KIB project.

KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

KIB's statement regarding COVID-19.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful CEO learns about communities by living in different neighborhoods each week

FOX59 News interviews KIB's new President and CEO, Jeremy Kranowitz, about Operation My Indy, Kranowitz's strategy to learn about all parts of Indianapolis. Krantowitz came to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful from Connecticut. Rather than immediately find a home in the city, he stayed in a different neighborhood for 15 weeks to better know his new home.

Climate change a top concern in 2020 for Indianapolis City-County Councilors

Matt McKinney reports on the City-County Council's early focus on addressing climate change in 2020.

Op-ed: Improving White River's Water Quality Requires Everyone's Efforts

Clean water is critical for everything we grow, eat, cook, wash and manufacture—it really is our most valuable resource.

KIB and Indy Renew Partnership

Jill Sheridan reports on KIB's renewed partnership with the City of Indianapolis.

The Importance of Urban Trees

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's Director of Eduction, Heather Maurer, discusses the importance of urban forestry with other experts on WFYI's show "All In"