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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Fishers celebrates April Sustainability Month with Keep Fishers Beautiful

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Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB) returns this spring to support the vibrancy of our city and neighborhoods during April Sustainability Month. Whether participating from home, at work, or out in the community, there are opportunities for every resident to get involved.

The monthlong celebration includes in-person volunteer opportunities at City parks and local schools; a City Recycling Day; discounts and special programming at local garden centers; a trash pickup run with Fishers Running Club; a sustainability-themed reading list curated by the Hamilton East Public Library; and guest blogs on ThisIsFishers.com focused on sustainability, gardening, volunteerism, and more. 

The celebration will also feature the 2021 City of Service Awards during National Volunteer Week from April 18 through 23. The annual service award celebration will recognize the dedicated volunteers and individuals who have donated their time and talent to our community in 2020. This year, three new community nominated awards will debut, including Essential Worker of the Year, Community Servant of the Year, and Non-Profit Staffer of the Year.

The Keep Fishers Beautiful lineup includes:

City Recycling Day
Saturday, April 10 / 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fishers offers a free recycling day at Billericay Park for residents on April 10, where electronics, household items, and hazardous wastes are accepted. Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding is also available. Learn more and find a list of accepted items here.

Weed Wrangles
Saturday, April 17 & Saturday, April 24 / 9-11:30 a.m.
Join Fishers Parks for Weed Wrangles on Saturday, April 17 at Cheeney Creek Natural Area and Saturday, April 24 at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve as we help protect the parks’ native wildflowers from invasive plant species. All ages and families are welcome, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Sign up at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Trash Tacklers
Saturday, April 17 & Saturday, April 24 / 9-11:30 a.m.
Be a Trash Tackler and help clean up litter around our local high schools. Join us Saturday, April 17 at Hamilton Southeastern High School and Saturday, April 24 at Fishers High School. All ages and families are welcome, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Sign up at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Cheeney Creek Helpers
Saturday April 24 / 9-11:30 a.m.
Contribute to improvements to the fishing area, viewing area, and more at Cheeney Creek. All ages and families are welcome, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Sign up at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Fishers AgriPark Helpers
Saturday April 24 / 9-11:30 a.m. 
Help to get the Fishers AgriPark ready for the season! Volunteers will spread mulch, plant trees, or plant a strawberry patch. All ages and families are welcome, but children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Sign up at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Arbor Day Tulip Tree Giveaway
Friday, April 30 at Holland Park / 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 1 at the Fishers Farmers’ Market at the Nickel Plate District AMP / 8 a.m. to noon

In honor of Arbor Day, pick up a free Tulip tree sapling, courtesy of Fishers Parks. 2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Tulip tree’s designation as Indiana’s state tree. Pick up a sapling via drive thru at Holland Park on Friday or at the Fishers Parks’ tent at the opening day of the Fishers Farmers’ Market on Saturday. 500 Tulip trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.

Fishers Running Club’s Park to Park Series
Saturdays in April
Fishers Running Club will host group run/walks on Saturday mornings from Holland Park as part of their Park to Park Series. Club members and guests will be supporting Keep Fishers Beautiful by picking up trash along the route between a different park each week, culminating in a sweep of Holland Park on Saturday, April 24. Visit the Fishers Running Club website to learn more about their activities or to sign up for a group run/walk. Guests are welcome.

Sustainability Book List
All month long

Learn more about sustainability from the comfort of home with a Keep Fishers Beautiful reading list curated by the Hamilton East Public Library. Get suggested reads for all ages, and digital copies are also available. Find the list at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

 Keep Fishers Beautiful Blog Series
All month long
Read guest blogs from community members, local businesses, and non-profit organizations on topics including sustainability, gardening, nature, and more. Meet residents helping to keep our community beautiful, get spring planting tips from a local Master Gardener, learn about sustainable swaps, and get advice for tackling your spring cleaning in an eco-friendly way. Stay tuned for new blogs throughout the month at ThisIsFishers.com.

Support Local
All month long

Support local businesses during Keep Fishers Beautiful and get everything you need for your next landscaping or gardening project. Take advantage of these special deals and programs at garden centers around Fishers in April, including:

Allisonville Home & Garden By Sullivan 
11405 Allisonville Road 

Learn about bulbs, seeds and more at the Gardening 101 workshop, sponsored by Keep Fishers Beautiful! Get the inside tips and tricks to starting the perfect garden with this workshop on April 15 from 5-6 p.m. Register here.   

Geist Nursery 
9890 North Mollenkopf Road 

Get $10 off your purchase of $60 or more from April 1-30. Must mention Keep Fishers Beautiful to redeem. 

Wasson Nursery 
13279 E 126th Street 

Get $5 off per yard (limit 5) on any bulk mulch purchase from April 1-30. Pickup at the Fishers Garden Center on 126th Street and Olio Road, or get mulch delivered straight to your driveway. Must mention Keep Fishers Beautiful to redeem.

Neighborhood Blitz Boxes
Available all year long

Fishers’ neighborhoods can beautify their common spaces and facades through the Blitz Box program, which includes a small supply of gloves, garbage bags, and the use of a 30-yard dumpster free of charge. Supplies are limited and Blitz Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. HOA representatives can complete an application here

Fishers Stormwater Rain Barrel Program
Available all year long
Help to protect our freshwater resources and take advantage of the free rain barrel program through Fishers Stormwater. First, take Clear Choices Clean Water Indiana’s water quality pledge, then submit your pledge with your rain barrel application. Click here to learn more. 

Adopt-a-Road
Available all year long
Organizations and individuals are invited to adopt a stretch of road by providing trash and litter pickup along Fishers’ streets. Learn more at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Learn More
Register for events, find resources, take the #VolunteerFishers pledge, and learn more about the month-long celebration at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB. Follow along on social media at #KeepFishersBeautiful.

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