Sunday, November 04, 2007
Above: Neighbor Jerry Baker is flanked by KIB employees.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and a team of nearly 70 volunteers planted trees along West 86th Street at Moore Road on Saturday November 3. The event was hosted by neighbors Jerry and Cindy Baker. In addition to TPAN residents, the planting of over 75 trees was assisted by several boy scout troops and high school members of Habitat For Humanity. An even larger Keep Indianapolis Beautiful project has been organized by Wendy Ford and is scheduled for Saturday November 17 for the northwest quadrant of West 71st Street and Lafayette Road. That project promises to landscape the unsightly salt barn at our neighborhood’s south entrance. The projects are part of KIB’s goal of planting 100,000 trees in Marion County in ten years. Plantings along West 86th Street were chosen by neighbors and KIB to help compensate for the right of way cutting by Indianapolis Power and Light last year and to alleviate the need for further right of way cutting by selecting low growth vegetation plantings under power lines.