Those ready for some dirty work and and a chance to keep Indianapolis beautiful are in luck, and it isn’t even St. Patty’s Day! Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is launching a volunteer initiative which will begin on August 25 and run each Saturday. More than 4,000 trees will be remulched, helping them recover from the damage they have endured at the hands of this summer’s brutal drought. Mulch protects the soil by sealing in moisture and providing insulation for the upcoming winter months.
The trees will be all warm and snuggly, just like the feeling volunteers will get from knowing they are helping out in a big way. KIB values its volunteers immensely, and their track record speaks volumes. In 2011, the organization worked with over 46,000 volunteers in 600+ community projects. Volunteer coordinator for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Tammy Stevens, says, “We value the tremendous work of our volunteers, and we have seen similar programs work in other cities that value trees. We hope this creative approach will help us in our efforts to maintain the tree canopy in Indianapolis, and engage new volunteers in the benefits that trees provide; all while being rewarded for their hard work.”
After the mulching, the good Samaritans will return to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful for lunch and to mingle with other volunteers. Besides just being a do-gooder, there are other, more worldly motivations. Volunteers will get recognition, as well as being entered into a drawing in October for a grand prize.
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