Native Plants Encourage Pollinators

April 1, 2020 0

Flowers, herbs, shrubs and trees that are native to Central Indiana provide ecological support to fruit and vegetable growers by increasing the number and diversity of beneficial insects and pollinators. The Marion County Soil and […more…]

Helping Native Plants Thrive

November 18, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy Adam Schmutte, urban naturalist manager at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, leads a team that completed a major habitat restoration project along Fall Creek’s 30th Street bridge embankment. Once overrun by honeysuckle and […more…]

Honeysuckle Warriors Battle Plant Invaders

October 22, 2019 0

by Katie Grieze Just because something’s green doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good, says Rebecca Dolan, who retired in 2018 as director of the Friesner Herbarium at Butler University. Some plants invade areas in harmful ways, […more…]

Partnership Plants Lasting Benefits

June 10, 2019 0

by Thomas P. Healy When it rains as little as a quarter of an inch, the city’s antiquated drainage system combines stormwater with wastewater (sewage). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers such combined sewer […more…]

Mitigating A Case of the Vapors

November 7, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy The U.S. Environmental Projection Agency (EPA) has completed an interim cleanup plan for part of a Superfund site located within Midtown’s Fall Creek watershed. “This project is what we refer to […more…]

SepticSmart Week 2018

September 17, 2018 0

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated the week of September 17-21 SepticSmart Week to encourage the public to pay attention to on-site sewage systems i.e. septic systems. The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPH) is […more…]

Embracing a Treasure: White River

July 10, 2018 0

by Thomas P. Healy The White River watershed is Central Indiana’s defining geographic feature. Since the founding of Indianapolis, the river has gracefully served as a source of drinking water, recreation, wildlife habitat, and greenspace. […more…]

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