An opportunity to leave a living legacy for future Indy residents by getting our hands dirty to strengthen the connection between and among people from different neighborhoods, and to build community. Photo: KIB, Inc.
200 Trees for Indy's Next 200 Years: Bicentennial Tree Planting
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has worked for over 40 years in the city to make it a more vibrant, resilient, and green place to live, work, and play. KIB also is grateful for the opportunity to connect people to Indianapolis through nature, foster community among neighbors through volunteering, and support a healthy ecosystem for the future.
To commemorate Indianapolis’ commitment to trees, parks and green spaces over the past 200 years – and in celebration of the next 200 years – KIB invites the community to plant 200 trees, together, in Garfield Park on Saturday, October 24, 2020.
Making both a symbolic and physical impact on our city’s natural landscape, KIB will bring 200 Indiana native trees, along with the tools and technical knowledge, and together we will plant all 200 to celebrate Indy’s bicentennial. In these times of division, and more recently, isolation, 2020 is a year to bring our communities together.
The 200 Trees for Indy’s Next 200 Years: Bicentennial Tree Planting is an opportunity to leave a living legacy for future Indy residents by getting our hands dirty to strengthen the connection between and among people from different neighborhoods, and to build community
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KIB and the City’s Arbor Day celebration and projects in April were postponed. October 24 is exactly six months after Arbor Day. In addition to marking the bicentennial, the 200 trees for 200 years tree planting will also be a part of a delayed Arbor Day celebration of trees.
Join us on October 24 as we all celebrate together and share our love for each other and for Indianapolis.