Otterbein Neighborhood Plans Beautification Events

INDIANAPOLIS — The Otterbein neighborhood clean up will be on April 8th from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents will meet at the UMC Thrift store lot (no parking in lot). Parking is available across the street at the Marion Academy. 5009 E. 21st St.
The neighborhood association is asking all able-bodied neighbors to come out and help pick up trash along the curbs and waterway. Please spread the word to neighbors that there will be a dumpster out the whole weekend and people are free to come dump any heavy trash they need to.
The group wants to send people out on foot in groups of 2 or more. They will also need people to drive trucks to pick up heavy items and do bag pick ups from the walking groups.
Trash bags, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own tools if needed. Wagons, 5 gallon buckets and trash grabbers will be useful tools.
In addition to the neighborhood cleanup, there will be a tree planting at Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park, just off Dequincey north of 21st St. on Sat., April 29th. Roughly 100 trees to plant in the park have been donated.  To learn more or to get involved, contact Tim Barton, Otterbein Neighborhood Association President, at
Revitalization of Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park was voted into the Near Eastside Quality of Life plan by neighbors in 2016.