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Indianapolis – October 1, 2006. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful today announced that it will plant/maintain 350 trees during five events to celebrate NeighborWoods Month. These events are five of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
This past Arbor Day, Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson joined Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to announce a major initiative to plant 100,000 trees in Indianapolis over the next 10 years. The announcement of the “NeighborWoods” initiative will target communities across Indianapolis most in need of more tree coverage.
Immediately following the Oct 7th project, honorary program co-chairs, Mayor Peterson and Indiana Senator, Richard G. Lugar, will meet at the site to discuss the benefits of trees and show bi-partisan support for NeighborWoods. “NeighborWoods is about improving the quality of life in communities across Indianapolis,” Mayor Peterson said. “Planting trees has proven to be an effective tool to rally neighbors, promote community pride and bring new investment to areas that need it most.”
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood Planting.
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Irvington Neighborhood Planting
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., College Ave.: Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Planting
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., call for location: Emerson Heights Neighborhood Planting
Oct 26, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., call for location: Irvington Charter School Planting
Read the full Keep Indianapolis Beautiful press release. (PDF)