By Renee Larr
The City of Fishers’ beautification initiative, Keep Fishers Beautiful, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 and is themed “Waterways and Roadways.” The city will focus on cleaning up corridors within Fishers. The program began in 2015 as a way to help beautify neighborhoods but quickly evolved.
“It started as a neighborhood beautification project and as a way for the city to come alongside residents and address certain issues our code enforcement team usually finds. We wanted to offer our residents assistance in meeting those codes,” said Casey Cawthon, assistant director of public relations.
Officials learned fairly quickly Fishers didn’t have a huge need for property beautification but rather public space cleanup. This will be the first year the city is focusing solely on roadways and waterways, specifically the White River.
“The brunt of 2017 will be addressing beautification of roadways and partnering with the White River Alliance for the White River Cleanup. All ages are welcome. We appreciate if they sign up in advance, but they can also sign up the morning of the event,” Cawthon said.
Those interested in participating in the WRCU can register as individuals or as teams. Those interested in working on the roadway cleanups should contact Dan Domisc at [email protected]. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and preferably register by Aug. 28.
“One of the things we’ve been trying to do is really position our volunteer opportunities as great team-building opportunities for new businesses. We still have businesses moving in all the time. Keep Fishers Beautiful is an awesome opportunity for businesses to come out and connect with the community while doing something meaningful,” Cawthon said.
Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.
For more, visit fishers.in.us/index.aspx?NID=476.