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

Maintenance Tools:

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.