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Keep Fishers Beautiful Returns Next Month

Keep Fishers Beautiful (KFB) returns next month with a weeklong celebration of volunteerism and sustainability from Oct. 1 through 8.

The celebration kicks off with Fall City Recycling Day at Billericay Park on Oct. 1, and continues throughout the week with volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages to beautify their community and neighborhood this fall.

The lineup includes:

City Recycling Day:

Oct. 1 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. 

The popular City Recycling Day event returns this fall at Billericay Park. Residents can recycle electronics, household items, hazardous wastes, and more at this free recycling event. Paper recycling and off-site confidential document shredding is also available. Learn more and find a list of accepted items online at https://www.fishers.in.us/1047/City-Recycling-Day. No registration is required for this event.

Holland Park Helpers:

Oct. 1 from 9–11 a.m.

Spruce up Fishers’ oldest park, Holland Park, for the new season! Plant perennials, paint the shed, rake the sand at the volleyball court, and more. Register online at https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732402.

Geist Waterfront Park Weed Wrangler:

Oct. 1 from 9–11 a.m.

We’ve been busy putting the final touches on the Geist Waterfront Park before it opens next spring, and we need your help beautifying the beach! Tidy up the beach for next season by pulling weeds at this volunteer opportunity perfect for families and groups. Visit https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732451 to register.

Nickel Plate Trail Planting:

Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. –12 p.m., noon

Get one of Fishers’ newest community assets ready for fall with new plantings along the pedestrian trail. To register, head to https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732446.

HSE & Fishers High School Trash Tacklers:

Oct. 1 & 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Support our local high schools at this volunteer event ideal for families and students. Stroll the grounds of Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School to collect trash and debris and beautify the HSE softball fields with new mulch for fall. Take part by heading to https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/index?s=1&need_init_id=4897.

Cyntheanne Park Weed Wrangler:

Oct. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Freshen up the community gardens at Cyntheanne Park with this volunteer opportunity perfect for families. Register online at https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732440.

Fishers AgriPark Helper:

Oct. 6 from 5-7 p.m.

It’s fall on the farm and Fishers Parks needs your help getting the Fishers AgriPark ready for the winter. Pull invasive plants and help to remove the plastic garden bedding at this opportunity great for groups and families. Visit https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732447 to register.

Billericay Park Cleanup:

Oct. 8 from 9-11 a.m.

Help to beautify Billericay! Spread mulch on the playground, pick up trash and tree branches, and get the park ready for a new season. Register online by visiting https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732408.

Hamilton Proper Park Trash Tackler:

Oct. 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Clean up trash and debris at Hamilton Proper Park, one of Fishers’ many public parks! This opportunity is great for families looking to give back to the community. Register at https://www.volunteerfishers.com/need/detail/?need_id=732414.

Neighborhood Cleanup Kits:

Ongoing

Fishers neighborhoods are encouraged to beautify their common spaces and facades for fall with the Neighborhood Cleanup Kit program, which offers local neighborhoods cleanup supplies and the use of a 20-yard dumpster free of charge. HOA representatives can apply online at https://www.playfishers.com/FormCenter/Keep-Fishers-Beautiful-7/Blitz-Box-Application-52.

Compost Tumbler & Rain Barrel Program:

Ongoing

Receive a free compost tumbler or rain barrel through Fishers Stormwater when you take a Clear Choices Clean Water Indiana’s water quality pledge. Learn more at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Stormwater Grant:

Ongoing

Improve water quality in your community with Fishers’ Stormwater Grant. Applicants are eligible for up to a 50% match to improve local water quality and/or drainage function. Apply at https://fishersin.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1085/record-types/1006525.

Adopt-a-Road:

Ongoing

Keep Fishers beautiful all year long by providing ongoing trash and litter pickup along Fishers’ roadways. Learn more at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB.

Learn More:

Register for opportunities, take the #VolunteerFishers pledge, and read blog posts about ways our community is giving back and practicing sustainability at ThisIsFishers.com/KFB, and follow the celebration on social media at #KeepFishersBeautiful.