The City of Noblesville will host its fourth annual Earth Day-ArborFest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Shelter 5 in Forest Park, 701 Cicero Rd.
This one-day event will celebrate the community, its trees, the earth and ways to improve and properly care for them.
“This free event will be a great way for families to have fun and learn ways to protect and enhance our environment,” state Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.
Activities include planting and giveaways of free tulip, red dogwood and red oak tree seedlings, speaking with local environmental exhibitors, learning about composting, tree identification, a Noblesville fire truck and an electronic car from Hare Chevrolet on display, and a large watershed map of the City of Noblesville where residents can locate their homes on the walkable map. Visitors also may enjoy a fundraiser breakfast and lunch provided by the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis.
“It’s a fun drop-in event to learn about the environment and pick up your tree seedlings,” Noblesville Parks Naturalist Karen LaMere stated.
For a small fee, residents can recycle their documents and large electronic equipment. Televisions, microwaves, computers and other electronics may be dropped off at the Forest Park Aquatic Center parking lot. A shredding company will have locked tubs available for disposal of papers. The tubs will be taken offsite for shredding.
At 11 a.m., Ditslear will dedicate the city’s “Trees of Hope” to commemorate Indiana’s Bicentennial as part of Boy Scout Nick Svendsen’s Eagle Scout project. The 10 Hamilton Co. “Trees of Hope” will serve as a living commitment to environmental sustainability for future generations of Hoosiers and pay tribute to Indiana’s establishment of the state parks system 100 years ago as part of the centennial celebration.
Nickel Plate Arts will have their Welcome to Fairyville event and other activities in partnership with this event. For more, visit http://nickelplatearts.org/fairyville/.