By Jessica Hoover
Fishers Parks and Recreation will conduct its semi-annual Keep Fishers Beautiful day on from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13. The Keep Fishers Beautiful initiative supports the city of Fishers and its neighborhoods by bringing together residents, homeowner’s associations, local businesses and organizations for a day focused on cleaning up and beautifying the city.
“The vision for this initiative is to build a sense of community and a sense of place,” Fishers Parks and Recreation Director Sarah Sandquist said. “I think this event just fits right into that. We’re hoping to provide somebody an identity of where they live and to take pride in that.”
There are multiple ways for people of all ages to participate on April 13, including Spring Service Day at Ritchey Woods, City Recycling Day, the Neighborhood Blitz Box program and several group volunteer projects at parks and greenspaces throughout Fishers. Participants of Spring Service Day at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve will help protect the park’s native wildflowers by removing an invasive plant species along with picking up trash around the park.
City Recycling Day will be conducted by the City of Fishers at Billericay Park. This event is a free way for residents to recycle electronics; household items such as mowers, bikes, batteries, etc.; and household hazardous wastes such as automotive fluids, paints, fertilizers and more. There also will be paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding available.
The Neighborhood Blitz Box Program gives Fishers homeowners’ associations the opportunity to clean up and beautify their neighborhoods. Fishers Parks and Recreation and Fishers Dept. of Public Works will provide selected neighborhoods with a small supply of gloves, garbage bags and the use of a 30-yard dumpster. This program is available year-round.
To become a volunteer for or learn more about the Keep Fishers Beautiful programs, visit playfishers.com/191/Keep-Fishers-Beautiful.