Latest Keep Noblesville Beautiful News


July 2021

It was a successful SERVE weekend for KNB.  Not only does Embrace the Trace look fantastic, but we enjoyed working with SERVE, Janus Developmental, Lions Club, City of Noblesville and Noblesville Parks Foundation.  KNB made a good impression on all of the organizations and it was our opportunity to increase our visibility in the community.

Thanks so much to Jenna Romens for coordinating the jobs with SERVE, Janus and the Lions Club.   Molly Martin & Dagny Zupin were there to man the KNB Booth, but ended up helping us dig and plant,  thanks to both of them!  Thanks to Patty Johnson at the Noblesville Street Department and Tim Stottlemeyer at Wastewater for loaning us tools and the Tree Board tent.  An extra big thank you to Bruce Neal at the Noblesville Parks Department…without him we could not have completed the project in a timely manner.  He took Jack to buy the plants, delivered the plants and mulch and offered us much needed advice on sod removal, planting and mulching.   A good project we can be proud of.  There is a water source at the trailhead, Jack and I will make sure to water so that the plants have an chance to establish themselves and then next year they are on their own. 

Embrace the Trace was finally handed off to the Noblesville Parks Foundation and they were happy to be taking possession of it!  Their board members are interested in partnering with KNB on another project, this time they have some resources they can bring with them. 

The weather didn’t co-operate for the Midland Trace clean up,  but the volunteers showed up and did what they could.  We  set up the KNB booth at the Midland Trace and had it been a nice day, we would have gotten a lot of exposure as everyone hardy soul who was out that morning stopped by to see what we were all about.   

Stephanie and her Master Gardner crew had the Federal Hill Commons gardens looking great before the SERVE event.    


May 2021

Clean up and Planting at Riverside Cemetery

Friday’s clean up and planting at Riverside Cemetery was not only a big success but a lot of fun too.  We had 8 volunteers, all really good workers and the job was done in less than 2 hours and looks great.  Evelyn Lees who is in charge of the cemetery for the City of Noblesville came by after we were done and gave her stamp of approval.  It was a rewarding project.  Thanks so much to everyone who came and to the City of Noblesville Street and Parks Department who helped us out.  We couldn’t have done it without them! 

 

July 2019 

SUPPORT A NEW MIDLAND TRACE ART INSTALLATION

Behind the scenes, we are working on an art installation at the trailhead of the new Midland Trace trail.

If you would like to help sponsor this bicycle themed sculpture by local artist Kevin Huff you can find
more information by clicking on the sponsorship button below. 

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Highway 37 Clean Up

Janice Ramey coordinated a group of volunteers with Serve Noblesville in an effort to clean up Highway 37. We collected over 100 bags of trash from SR32 south to 146th Street. Thank you Metro Plastics, Inc., Riverview Health, White River Christian Church and Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy for your tireless efforts. Thank you to Meijer for the delicious snacks and the City of Noblesville Street Department for the added safety trucks.

Our city is now more welcoming because of you!

 

April 2019

Members of NHS Key Club, Our Lady of Grace Bridges Young Adult Ministry and KNB volunteers work the highway on a beautiful spring Saturday.

Pictured on Left: Members of the NHS Key Club donated a few hours of their Saturday to Keep Noblesville Beautiful.

Pictured on Right: Lydia having a ball as she rolls down the highway.

Noblesville Adopt-A-Highway 2019 Clean-Up Days Announced

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Adopt a Highway project is sponsoring three clean-up days this season:  April 13,  July 13 and October 12.  These events start at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 191st and SR 37 in Noblesville at 8:15 a.m. We clean a two mile stretch of 37 north and south of the church and finish around 11:30 a.m. Hamilton County Probation provides 6-8 volunteers but we are always in need of more. KNB and INDOT provide trash bags, pick-up tools, reflective vests and snacks. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age for this project. Please bring your own gloves.

New Diamond Sponsor

Special thanks to Peterson Architecture for your Diamond Level Sponsorship of Keep Noblesville Beautiful. 

Peterson Architecture is a full service architectural and planning firm located in Noblesville, Indiana.

 

Noblesville Adopt-A-Highway 2018 Clean-Up Days Announced

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Adopt a Highway project is sponsoring three clean-up days this season:  March 3rd and July 21st.  These events start at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 191st and SR 37 in Noblesville at 8:15 a.m. We clean a two mile stretch of 37 north and south of the church and finish around 11:30 a.m. Hamilton County Probation provides 6-8 volunteers but we are always in need of more. KNB and INDOT provide trash bags, pick-up tools, reflective vests and snacks. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age for this project. Please bring your own gloves.

A fun board meeting as we wrapped up our year. The dinner started off with a tasty pork chop dinner hosted by Glen Schwartz.
Big plans coming in 2018!

Summer Highway 37 Clean-Up Event

We had nearly perfect weather for today's project. Thanks so much to Ann, Jack, and Monica (representing KNB) for their help. We had 14 workers for 32 man hours. We were able to clean the entire stretch of Hwy 37 from Allisonville Rd south to Hwy 32. We collected 30 bags of trash. Whew!
- August 2017


Welcome Bolden's Cleaning & Restoration Services as a New Silver Sponsor

Special thanks to Bolden's for their support of Keep Noblesville Beautiful.
For more information on Bolden's please visit their website at www.boldens.com 

 

New Perennial Beds Installed in Federal Hill Commons

Volunteers from Keep Noblesville Beautiful recently installed two perennial beds located in the front entrance to the Green Room at Federal Hill Commons.

The Green Room, the site of the former First Merchants Bank, is the park’s rental and indoor event facility and features an outdoor patio. It will be used for corporate events, general rentals for events like family reunions, birthday parties and wedding and baby showers.

Federal Hill Commons is a 6.75-acres park in Downtown Noblesville that extends the downtown across the White River. Federal Hill Commons will provides a park setting that encourages the arts and cultural programs while incorporating the rich history of Federal Hill, which dates back to the 1800s.

The 125 perennials for the plant beds were donated by Hamilton County Master Gardeners. The Purdue Master Gardener Program makes the latest information about gardening and home horticulture available to people with a deep interest in gardening. Purdue Master Gardener Volunteers help others grow by sharing what they learn and by leading educational gardening activities in their communities. Click here for more information on the Hamilton County Master Gardeners.

 

Noblesville Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up Days Announced

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Adopt a Highway project is sponsoring three clean-up days this season:  March 25th, August 5th and October 21st.  These events start at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church at 191st and SR 37 in Noblesville at 8:15 a.m. We clean a two mile stretch of 37 north and south of the church and finish around 11:30 a.m. Hamilton County Probation provides 6-8 volunteers but we are always in need of more. KNB and INDOT provide trash bags, pick-up tools, reflective vests and snacks. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age for this project. Please bring your own gloves.

Click here to register for the August 5th Clean-Up Event

This worthwhile project takes just a few hours and keeps our city looking great!  

Celebrating another great year with a holiday wrap up dinner at Ginger's Cafe.
Thanks to all who have supported us in 2016!

 

2016 KNB Outstanding Service Award at the Noblesville Parks & Recreation Dept. went to Mona Stevens, accepting on her behalf is Parks Director Brandon Bennett & Asst. Director Mike Hoffmeister. Unfortunately Mona was unable to attend but she was recognized & honored by all her fellow workers, staff and City Officials. Known to all as "the flower lady" she has tended the downtown flowers & plants for over 26 years. Please give her a big thank you the next time you see her downtown.

 

Thank you Hamilton County Probation Department for your support of our Adopt a Highway program. We picked up 69 bags of trash along Highway 37 this season! Thanks to everyone for helping us keep our city clean and litter-free!

 


 

Earth Day/Arborfest

KNB has been distributing seedlings (free of charge) to Noblesville Residents since 2009

  • Earthday-Arborfest2009 - 200 Redbud Seedlings
  • 2010 - 200 Shagbark Hickory Seedlings
  • 2011 - 300 Red Oak Seedlings
  • 2012 - 200 Tulip Seedlings
  • 2013 - 200 Dogwood Seedlings
  • 2014 - 400 Dogwood Seedlings
  • 2015 - Tulip Poplar, Redbud, Sugar Maple and White Oak
  • 2016 - Tulip Poplar, Redbud, Sugar Maple and White Oak 

 


Community Beautification

Keep Noblesville Beautiful volunteers work with the community to assist in a variety of community improvement projects. 

2018 Community Beautification

Forest Park Crosswalk Painting Project

Local Architect Darren Peterson designed and organized the painting of two crosswalks in Forest Park. Silhouettes of local forest animals on human footprints make their way across the parking lot and a giant fishbone with colorful fish help lead patrons to the pool. Darren's designs were selected among several applicants by the Nickel Plate Arts and Noblesville Parks Department. Come out and see these crosswalks for yourself!

Post Office Mulching Project

Noblesville High School National Honor Society students came out on this chilly spring day to help spread a fresh bed of mulch at the Post Office. KNB volunteer Glen Schwartz donated a truckload of mulch and the use of his dump trailer to make the job a breeze. The students headed out to Highway 37 after mulching and cleaned-up the south side of Noblesville. Amazing workers, with great hearts for their community. Thank you NHS!

Post Office Plantings

Sprucing things up at the Post Office. Petunias were later added to the perennials for summer color. Thank you, Janna, for always lending a helping hand!

Forest Park Rain Garden

Keep Noblesville Beautiful worked in partnership with Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association and the City of Noblesville Parks Department to manage the large rain garden in front of Forest Park Pool. This garden, all 2,460 square feet of it, beams with native plants working hard to remove pollutants from the parking lot run-off. Throughout the summer, different flowers take their turn blooming, attracting pollinators and butterflies. KNB appreciates the knowledge and expertise of the HCMGA and their wonderful team of educators.

 

 

2017 Community Beautification

Federal Hill Park

KNB partnered with Hamilton County Master Gardener Association to add a perennial garden at Federal Hill Park. These native plants welcome visitors to the Green Room, part of the new outdoor concert venue.

Highway 37 Clean Up Events 

Keep Noblesville Beautiful continued with its maintenance of Highway 37, cleaning it 3 times this year. We always appreciate new volunteers! Regular clean-ups makes it easier to maintain and send the message that our highways are not litter zones.

Midland Trace Trailhead

Brainstorming session at the new Midland Trace trailhead on Hazel Dell Road. This new parking area is a great spot for the bicycle fence being planned by Keep Noblesville Beautiful, local architect Darren Peterson and the City of Noblesville.

2016 Community Beautification

2016 Community Beautification at Southside Park

2015 Community Beautification

Tree Planting Project at Noble Crossing School

On October 10, volunteers planted seven hardwood trees, three evergreens and 12 shrubs to beautify the landscape at Noble Crossing School. 

 

Beautification Project at the U.S. Postal Service Office

 

2014 Community Beautification

Belfry TheaterCommunity Beautification - Belfry Theatre

In 2014 1,500 daffodil bulbs were planted by the Belfry Theater, SR 238 and Howe Road. Twenty-two wonderful volunteers helped with the planting and other landscaping work. The work there will continue this spring with the installation of a water garden. The purpose of the daffodil plantings is, of course, to beautify Noblesville.

It is the goal of each daffodil event to make a spectacular statement, one that captures attention. For this reason, we look for site locations which will be most noticed like the historic Belfry Theatre. 

 

 

Neighborhood Blitz 

Since 2008, KNB volunteers have organized a Neighborhood Blitz to provide free gardening, landscaping and maintenance services to Noblesville residents. Our volunteers designate a specific part of the city to assist homeowners (particularly older and disabled residents) by providing education regarding yard care, tree and plant  pruning and general home maintenance and beautification. 

KNB secures supplies and donations from local business sponsors to help defray costs; sometimes these businesses provide volunteers as well. We enlist the help of various community groups like churches, scouts, sports teams and school organizations, who work alongside the homeowners during the Neighborhood Blitz campaigns.

Neighborhood Blitz 2016

2016 Neighborhood Blitz

Southwest Quadrant, Forest Park & Southside Community Gardens

In 2016, we worked again in partnership with ServeNoblesville. Much of KNB's work took place in the Southwest Quadrant, Forest Park, and the Southside Community Gardens on June 22 - 25. A total of 299 hours were put in by 41 hard working volunteers. The individual home projects were more extensive than usual. They involved clearing away large quantities of brush, laying stone pathways, and tilling areas to prepare for extensive new landscaping.

Neighborhood Blitz 2015

2015 Neighborhood Blitz

Hannibal & Division Streets from 17th Street to 20th Street

On July 11, 2015, Saturday, KNB volunteers, working in partnership with ServeNoblesville, concentrated on the enhancement and cleanup of Hannibal and Division Streets from 17th St. to 20th. In the past volunteers painted, pruned and planted! The homeowners were delighted with all the work done at no charge to them.

 

Neighborhood Blitz 2014

2014 Neighborhood Blitz

Neighborhood Blitz 2013

2013 Neighborhood Blitz

 

2018

House Resolution - Indiana General Assembly - Recognizes Keep Noblesville Beautiful

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Hamilton County Reporter

2017

Latest news, community updates from Keep Noblesville Beautiful
Hamilton County Reporter - June 2017

2016

City Celebrates Earth, Bicentennial Together 
by Sadie Hunter of the Current in Noblesville May 10, 2016

Neighborhood Blitz is Next Week
Hamilton County Reporter 6-18-2016

2015

Third Annual Earth Day Arbor-Fest Is Next Saturday
Hamilton County Reporter 4-18-2015

Volunteers Live to Serve
by Carly Lanich of The Times 5-20-2015

Noblesville Announces Volunteer Award Winners
Hamilton County Reporter 5-21-2015

Firestone Area is Major Target
Hamilton County Reporter 6-4-2015

Partners SERVE Noblesville
Commentary by Cindy Benedict for the Current in Noblesville 6-17-2015

Snapshot: Neighborhood Blitz
Current in Noblesville 8-4-2015

Commentary by Cindy Benedict
Current in Noblesville 9-15-2015

2014

Opportunity Abounds for Good Citizens
Commentary by Mary Sue Rowland for the Hamilton County Reporter 5-25-2014

Volunteers Honored at Noblesville Chamber Meeting
Hamilton County Reporter 5-29-2014

Volunteers
Current in Noblesville 6-10-14

Volunteers Needed for Annual Blitz
Current in Noblesville 6-10-2014

Volunteers Get Just Recognition
Editorial by Brian Kelly & Steve Greenberg in the Current in Noblesville 6-10-2014

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Blitz
Hamilton County Reporter 6-19-2014

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Thanks Sponsors of Blitz Ad
Hamilton County Reporter 6-20-2014

Paying It Forward, One Home at a Time
by Navar Watson of the Current in Noblesville 6-24-2014

Meet Cindy Haas, Winner of the Serve Indiana Award
by Cindy Benedict for The Times 10-1-2014

2013

Volunteer Award
Current in Noblesville 4-30-2013

ArborFest
by Robert Herrington of the Current in Noblesville 5-8-2013

Volunteers Needed for Clean-up
Current in Noblesville 5-14-2013

Blitz to Beautify Neighborhood
Current in Noblesville 6-4-2013

Sponsor Thank You Ad
Current in Noblesville 6-18-2013

Cleaning Up Noblesville
by Rick Holtz of The Times 6-25-2013

KNB to Plant 5,000 Bulbs
Current in Noblesville 10-15-2013

Daffodils Planting
Hamilton County Reporter 10-15-2013

2012

Hit the Road with Keep Noblesville Beautiful
by Steve Furlow of The Times

Group Keeps Noblesville Beautiful
Commentary by Robert Herrington of the Current in Noblesville 4-24-2012

Arbor Day
by Steve Furlow of The Times 4-28-2012

KNB Hands Out Trees, Plans Blitz
by Robert Herrington of the Current in Noblesville 5-8-2012

Blitz to Hit Noblesville Neighborhood
by Steve Furlow of The Times 5-14-2012

Keep Noblesville Beautiful This Weekend
The Indianapolis Star 5-17-2012

Blitz Letter to the Editor
The Times 5-23-2012

Noblesville History Shaped by KNB Volunteers
Commentary by Darla Scoles - Current in Noblesville 5-29-2012

Community Gives Superhero Effort in Cleanup
by Mark Johnson of the Current in Noblesville 5-29-2012

KNB to Beautify City Gateway
The Times 10-18-2012

Group Plants "Memorable Impression"
by Robert Herrington of the Current in Noblesville 11-9-2012

2011

Meijer Employees Help Keep Noblesville Beautiful
Current of Noblesville

NHS Donates Times with KNB Blitz Cleanup
by Steve Furlow of The Times

KNB Annual Spring Cleanup Blitz Saturday
by Steve Furlow of The Times

KNB Participated in Paper Retriever's National Paper Drive
4-13-2011

KNB Kicks Off Season with Cleanup
by Steve Furlow of The Times 4-15-2011

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Recycles Tons of Paper
The Times 4-22-2011

Arbor Day Tree Give Away Friday in Noblesville
The Times 4-28-2011

Recycle your Unwanted Items for Free Saturday
by Robert Herrington of The Times 5-20-2011

Neighborhood Effort Makes Difference
by Steve Furlow of The Times 5-26-2011

Keeping Noblesville Beautiful
The Times 10-5-2011

2010

Arbor Day
by Steve Furlow of The Times

Local Organization to Give Away 300 Seedlings
The Indianapolis Star 4-22-2010

Down by the River
by Steve Furlow of The Noblesville Times 9-4-2010

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Blitzes Riverwood Neighborhood
by Steve Haas, Current in Noblesville 9-4-2010

KNB Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up This Saturday
by Steve Furlow of The Times 9-24-2010

Hitting the Highway
The Times 9-30-2010

Keep Noblesville Beautiful Plants 3K Bulbs
by Steve Furlow of The Times 11-8-2010

2009

Group Aims to Keep Noblesville Beautiful, One Block at a Time
by Steve Furlow of The Times 5-24-2009

Keeping Noblesville Beautiful, One House at a Time
by Steve Furlow of The Times

Volunteers Lend a Hand with Neighborhood Improvements
The Times 9-9-2009

Volunteers Clean Up White River in Hamilton County
by Cat Anderson, WTHR TV in Indpls 9-12-2009

2008

Weather Dampens Student Clean-Up Effort
by Robert Herrington of The Noblesville Times 4-19-2008

Neighborhood Blitz Program Announced
The Noblesville Times 8-21-2008

2007

KNB Starts First Project
The Noblesville Times 4-12-2007

Students Clean Highway, Earn Community Service Hours
The Noblesville Times 4-23-2007

 

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