July 14, 2013

This spring, as the trees began to bud and tulips began to bloom, over 70 University Heights residents, UIndy students, and volunteers from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful organized to plant more than 30 trees around the University Heights neighborhood. 

 The event also attracted local support from our new Indiana State Representative Justin Moed.  Moed was on hand with gloves and shovel ready to help residents with the Neighborwoods event.
To provide much needed trees to our pocket park on Mathews and Edwards, 19 trees were planted in the lot.  The soon to be pocket park has been a vision of neighbors for a few years now.  Once the site of UIndy's Cumins Apartments, the lot has been surveyed and the landscape has been designed for a neighborhood green space.  All of the trees planted were native to Indiana and they will be the cornerstone to the parks diverse plant life.  The neighborhood has applied for a KIB - IPL Project Greenspace grant to help fund the landscaping project.  In addition, UIndy has already run a waterline to the property and has pledged to build a shelter space where neighbors, students, and alumni can gather and hold events.  Stay posted for updates and on a soon to be neighborhood hotspot!



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