86th Street Trailhead Beautification Project
Plant Donations Needed
Earth Day & Great Indy Cleanup
On April 22-23, 2017, the Nora Alliance Monon Trail Workgroup is organizing a weekend Earth Day & Great Indy Cleanup beautification project. On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers will paint, plant, mulch, and participate in an area cleanup. All are welcome!
See what a difference you, your neighbors, and a weekend can make.
Seeking Plant Donations
Your community… your trailhead. So naturally it should be planted with your plants! As you dig and divide this spring, please remember to donate extra annuals, perennials, shrubs, mulch and trees to benefit the trailhead.
Drop-off plants at the 86th Street Monon Trailhead on April 22 or 23 between 9am-noon, or contact us if you need to arrange early pickup. Transport your donated plants in plastic grocery bags, wet newspaper or old garden pots. Please label if possible.
Our Wish List
Perennials: 90 plants
Seeking full sun tolerant, low maintenance perennials for a “natural” look. Perennials could include Little Bluestem, ‘Karl Foerster’ Reed Grass, Switch Grass, Fountain Grass, Beebalm, Butterfly Weed, Black Eyed Susan, Purple Coneflower, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, Russian Sage, Daylilies and others.
Trees: 6-7 total
Specifically looking for Redbud and Serviceberry, or similar sized species to be planted in area behind benches/bike racks at Monon/86th street
Shrubs: 25 total
Seeking shrubs such as Lilac, Viburnum, and Hydrangea
Annuals: 5-7 pots
Petunia (to be used in sign bed)
10 yards of natural colored mulch
6-7 Tree bags/gators (to help keep new tree plantings watered throughout dry season)
Contact: Candi King
Other Ways You Can Help
Can’t make it this weekend but still want to help? The Nora Alliance seeks volunteers for this and other ongoing projects. Volunteer here.
The Nora Alliance is an Indiana Incorporated Not-for profit. Our 501(c)3 status is pending, therefore your donations are not currently tax deductible.
Sponsored by the Nora Alliance, in partnership with:
“Adopt-a-Median” Special Thanks
We’d like to recognize Habig Garden Center for their adoption and several years’ maintenance of the median at this intersection!
More partnership opportunities are available! Contact us to learn more.