Volunteers sought to keep Fishers beautiful


The City of Fishers seeks volunteers to assist with spring cleaning activities throughout this month. The Keep Fishers Beautiful initiative is a multidimensional approach by the city to clean areas that need tidying up.

Sarah Sandquist

“In the spirit of creating a sense of place within your community, we encourage all Fishers residents to help keep Fishers beautiful by signing up for one of the opportunities throughout the month of April,” said Sarah Sandquist, the director of Fishers Parks and Recreation. “Shifts are only a few hours and the only skill needed is a willingness to help.”

Volunteer opportunities are listed below:

City Recycling Day

April 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd.: Offered twice a year, the City of Fishers provides a five-hour window to get rid of your junk. From mowers, to bicycles; grills to old computers. Confidential document shredding also is available. A complete list of what is, and what is not, acceptable is available at fishers.in.us/1047/City-Recycling-Day.

Weed Wranglers

April 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Cheeney Creek Natural Area, 11030 Fishers Pointe Blvd. and Sat. April 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, 10410 Hague Rd.: This is the opportunity for you if your interest is in rooting out invasive plant species to keep the parks of Fishers free from those unwanted plants. All ages of volunteers are welcome, but helpers under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trash Tacklers

April 17, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Hamilton Southeastern High School, 13910 East 126th St.) and April 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Rd.: Fishers has two opportunities this month to clean up litter across the city.

Cheeney Creek Helpers

April 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Cheeney Creak Natural Area, 11030 Fishers Pointe Blvd.: The focus is to improve the fishing, viewing and general well-being of the Cheeney Creek area.

Fishers AgriPark Helpers

April 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fishers AgriPark, 11171 Florida Rd.: Activity includes mulch spreading, tree planting, maybe strawberry planting at the strawberry patch and other beautification efforts.

For more, visit thisisfishers.com/volunteer/citywide-volunteer-opportunities/keep-fishers-beautiful/


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