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Fishers Park Steward Program

Fishers Park Steward program helps ensure that Fishers parks are clean, welcoming, and thriving ecosystems for the community. The program coordinates with volunteers who provide monthly trash cleanup, trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and reporting vandalism or park damage at one of 5 different parks around Fishers. Individuals and groups are welcome, and stewards are asked to work on their park at least once a month for a year. Sign up here.

Available park steward locations include:

  • Geist Waterfront Park
  • Flat Fork Creek Park
  • Billericay Park
  • Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
  • Holland Park

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Rain Garden Steward Program

The Fishers Rain Garden Steward program allows the public to be directly engaged in caring for the local parks and greenways and thus benefit the entire community by ensuring the long-term sustainability of our natural resources. The primary role of a Rain Garden Steward is to help maintain adopted areas a minimum of one time per month for one year. Training and supplies will be provided. Learn more and apply to become a rain garden steward here.

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Matching Grants

The City of Fishers offers a Vibrant Neighborhood Matching Grant to support neighborhood vibrancy in our community. Learn more.

Fishers also accepts applications for its Stormwater Grant, which awards funds to neighborhoods, non-profits, and homeowners within city limits as an incentive to improve local water quality and/or drainage function.

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Fishers Parks Composting Program

Residents can get one free 3-gallon composting bin with 10 compostable liners and drop off their compost at the Fishers AgriPark. No additional compost beyond 3 gallons is available at this time. Compost drop-off is only available during scheduled times. Learn more and pick up your bin here.

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Neighborhood Cleanup Kits

Fishers neighborhoods can beautify their common spaces and facades with the Neighborhood Cleanup Kit program, which offers cleanup supplies and the use of a 20-yard dumpster, free of charge. HOA representatives can complete an application here.

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Parks & Trail System 

From new ways to reduce your environmental footprint at the Fishers Farmers’ Market to cutting-edge stormwater initiatives, there are plenty of ways to help the environment and go green in Fishers.  

Fishers Trails allow residents to enjoy nature, stay fit, and protect the environment that serves as a pedestrian / bicyclist-oriented network of trails that link parks, neighborhoods, schools, the Municipal Complex, businesses, and other points of interest in the community. More than 131 miles are currently available for use. Learn more about sustainability in Fishers Parks and Trails. 

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DPW Sustainable Practices

To increase water quality and reduce chemical usage, Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) created self-sustaining, eco-friendly ponds at Cyntheanne Park and the Nickel Plate District AMP that include underwater aeration systems, fisheries, and aquatic shoreline plantings. These elements supply better quality water to sports fields and turf, producing deeper, healthier root systems and thicker, more lush turf quality. 

Fishers DPW also has a turf management policy in which they switched fertilizer to use a product that sprays microorganisms into the turf that secrete positive nutrients into the soil, thus fertilizing the grass. 

Splash pads at Holland Park and Billericay Park and the fountain at the Pavilion at the Nickel Plate District AMP are eco-friendly, as well, utilizing a water recycling system that saves the city and environment approximately 100,000 gallons of water a day. 

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Stormwater Management

Rainwater that falls on streets, parking lots, rooftops, and lawns often becomes polluted by automotive fluids, household chemicals, eroded soils, and lawn fertilizers before it enters the city’s storm sewer system through inlets. The Stormwater Management program helps educate the community about stormwater quality, clean up areas around streams and rivers, and to identify sources of pollution.

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Tree City USA

Fishers is a Tree City USA and is committed to sustaining a healthy urban canopy. For the past 10 years, The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded the City with this coveted honor based on the community’s sound urban forestry management, celebration of Arbor Day, Keep Fishers Beautiful, and continued enhancement of the natural environment.

The City of Fishers offers a Neighborhood Beautification Grant, which awards funds to neighborhoods, nonprofits, and homeowners within municipal limits as an incentive to plant trees and enhance the beauty of the community. Learn more about and apply for the Neighborhood Beautification Grant here.

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  • Recognized as the 2018 Accelerating Indiana Municipalities (AIM) Green Community of the Year for population of 50,000 to 99,000 and a 2018 AIM Green Community 
  • Named as a Tree City USA for the past 10 years based on the community’s sound Urban Forestry Program and continued enhancement of the natural environment.