Indiana Tree Project partners with Groupon
The Indiana Tree Project and Groupon Grassroots, the philanthropic arm of Groupon have launched a local campaign to support and expand Indiana’s state forests.
This campaign is available on the Indianapolis Groupon Grassroots page (groupon.com/deals/grs-the-indiana-tree-project). Using Groupon Grassroots’ collective action model, Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the statewide tree-planting initiative in increments of $10. All funds raised go directly to the purchase, planting and maintenance of hardwood tree saplings, and partially cover the cost of purchasing land to plant additional trees.
The Indiana Tree Project aims to plant 1 million trees and create 1,000 acres of new forestland by 2016, the state of Indiana’s bicentennial anniversary.
“We are excited to employ the collective action model of Groupon Grassroots to raise support for The Indiana Tree Project,” said Bourke Patton, executive director of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation. “We look forward to creating new awareness for The Indiana Tree Project as one of the local organizations in Indianapolis to be featured on Groupon Grassroots.”
Each donor of The Indiana Tree Project receives a Tree ID number corresponding to where their tree sapling will be planted. Donors can log on to The Indiana Tree Project website (www.theindianatreeproject.org) and follow the planting date of their tree, find the acre where the tree is planted and track the tree’s growth using GPS technology.
Volunteer for Outdoor Experience
Volunteers are needed to help with Indiana’s largest hands-on outdoor recreation event, the Hoosier Outdoor Experience, on Sept. 15-16.
At Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, this free event of the Indiana DNR features more than 50 hands-on activities, such as fishing, a mock archaeological dig, and mountain biking. Interact with 120 grassroots partners and learn about how to enjoy the outdoors. Each day, the event opens to the public at 9 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Volunteers and staff are on site at 8 a.m. for setup and an hour after gates close for tear-down.
Sign up to volunteer at 2012experiencevolunteers.
eventbrite.com. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Cheryl Hampton at (317) 233-1002, champton@dnr.IN.gov or Leah Kopp at (317) 234-1064, lkopp@dnr.IN.gov or visit www.hoosieroutdoorexperience.IN.gov.
Indiana Tree Project partners with Groupon
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ENGAGEMENT: Published May 12, 2013
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The Friends of the Vigo County Public Library is planning its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. May 19 in the Main Library Lower Level Meeting Rooms A, B, C and D.
Woman’s Press Club celebrates 100 years
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Children’s Museum to host orientation for summer volunteers
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Walk for greyhound rescue
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Scams are brown bag focus
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Countryside, Kalorama gardens celebrating opening weekend
Countryside Gardens, owned by Terry and Jennie O’Rourke, and Kalorama Gardens, owned by Steve and Linda Gard, opened for the season this weekend. Both gardens are in Marshall, Ill. Opening days continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.
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The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is offering the public a unique opportunity to learn more about the new techniques and methods now available for individuals interested in doing genealogical research on the Internet.
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Student mentoring program offers one-on-one technology instruction
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YOUR GREEN VALLEY: Union Hospital creates community garden
Union Hospital will be opening a community garden on its campus in mid-May. Before they embarked on such a challenge, they looked to their neighbor Indiana State University for advice.
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I like to keep this on hand. In summer when it’s real hot I keep in refrigerator. Keep in an air tight container.
NEWSMAKER: May 5, 2013
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ANNIVERSARY: Published May 5, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Abel
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ENGAGEMENT: Published May 5, 2013
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Marie Cunningham celebrates 95th birthday
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