City Blog

Apr 07

[ARCHIVED] 5 Ways to Keep Fishers Beautiful

The original item was published from April 7, 2017 1:36 PM to April 7, 2017 1:36 PM

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On Saturday, April 15, the City of Fishers will host Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB)- the single largest volunteer day in the City! We’re expecting hundreds of citizens, local businesses and organizations to join together for one sole purpose- to Keep Fishers Beautiful! We have opportunities for volunteers of all ages, from scout troops to Home Owners Associations (HOA’s), and there are tons of ways that you can help out on this citywide day of service. Here’s the top 5 ways you can Keep Fishers Beautiful this spring:

raking leaves1. Spring Service Day at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve: One of our most popular Keep Fishers Beautiful events, Spring Service Day has been welcoming residents of all ages for 13 years! Volunteers will help protect the Park’s native plant species by pulling pesky garlic mustard, one of the most invasive exotic plants that currently reside at Ritchey Woods. These invasive plants shade out our native flora and dominate the areas where they’re found- not good for the beautiful wildflowers that grow throughout the 127 acres of the park. Come ready to dig in and help us give our native plants a fighting chance to survive so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come! Registration is not required but appreciated for this specific event.

2. Neighborhood Blitz Boxes: New this year, Fishers Parks & Recreation is excited to offer Blitz Boxes to neighborhoods and HOA’s. These boxes have all the basic supplies you’ll need to spruce up your neighborhood, including gloves, safety glasses, garbage bags and the use of a 30 yard dumpster! The best part- there’s still time to apply before KFB on April 15! An HOA representative can complete an application and our office will arrange the delivery. Blitz Boxes can be ordered year round, and you can even apply for assistance on individual projects through our Neighborhood Blitz Program, contingent on volunteers.

community garden plot3. Community Garden Program: Do you have a green thumb? Our Community Garden Program at Cyntheanne Park has plots available for you to grow and maintain your own fruit and vegetable plants throughout the season! Whether you’re into conventional gardening or want to try your hand at growing organic, our plots are ready for planting. To reserve a plot, submit an application or call (317) 595-3150. Don’t forget to check out Community Gardening 101 for tips and tricks on how to get the most from your Community Garden.

4. Large Group Projects: Looking for volunteer opportunities for your office or scout troop? We can accommodate large volunteer groups with a variety of projects at our many parks and community spaces. From planting flowers, mulching, or assisting with trash/debris removal, we can provide several opportunities for your group to work together- the more the merrier! Just complete a volunteer application and we’ll get you and your group set up.

5. Spring Recycling Day: Tired of old electronics, appliances and household chemicals cluttering your space? It’s a win-win for everyone- finish up your spring cleaning and help the environment by recycling them for free at Billericay Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 15. Don’t forget to check the list of accepted items before you pack up. This event is for residents only.

Organizing your own volunteer opportunity? Let Fishers Parks & Recreation know how many people participated by emailing Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media using #KeepFishersBeautiful to share your support!

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