Keep Noblesville Beautiful Programs
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
Community 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.
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
Litter Clean Up and Prevention
State Road 37 Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up
Between April and October, Keep Noblesville Beautiful volunteers work on highway cleanup. If you would like to contribute to this effort please submit our Adopt-a-Highway Volunteer Waiver Form. KNB began its official adoption of a two-mile stretch of Highway 37 in 2010. With the adoption, there is a commitment to clean the two mile stretch of roadway. The Adopt-a-Highway signs, designating KNB as the sponsor, are placed northbound near Hwy. 32 and southbound near 191st Street.
White River Clean Up
KNB participates in the Noblesville River Cleanup which is part of the White River Festival, a project of the Upper White River Watershed Alliance. The Noblesville White River Cleanup has been one of the very largest in the region with tremendous community turnout and public support. During the history of this event, approximately 415 tons of all kinds of trash and debris, almost 3000 tires, and over 25 tons of recyclable materials have been pulled from the White River over the years.
The purpose of the daffodil plantings is, of course, to beautify Noblesville. It is the goal of each daffodil planting to make a spectacular statement, one that captures attention. For this reason, highly visible sites such as our city gateways have been chosen in the first few years of planting.
To date we have improved the gateways at the corner of SR32 & SR37, the I-69 exit west on 146th St., the median of SR 37 north of the city, around the railroad trestle on south 10th St and on SR 38 at Little Chicago Road. The daffodils make a memorable impression to those entering and exiting Noblesville.
Our Arbor Day event is now named Earth Day/ArborFest. Instead of being on the Courthouse Square, it is now located in Forest Park.
KNB has been distributing seedlings (free of charge) to Noblesville Residents since 2009
- 2009 - 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
Beginning in 2015, Keep Noblesville Beautiful began to host a fun and educational activity for the youth, such as "How to Plant Wildflower Seeds" in a pot which they then decorate. For more information on tree planting care visit the Arbor Day Foundation website
Support KNB by recycling paper (newspapers, magazines,shopping catalogs and mail) at a Noblesville Kroger Store!
Support KNB by recycling papers at Noblesville Kroger Stores!
In partnership with KROGER and ABIBOW, you can support KNB by recycling paper (newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogs and mail) at the Noblesville Kroger location: 172 W. Logan Street location in Noblesville.
Abibow is a Paper Recycling Program and KNB is proud to sponsor the yellow and green bin by Kroger in Noblesville. Please add recycling to your errand route and bring your paper by once a week to help our organization and the environment!
Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. Every ton recycled results in 60 pounds less of air pollution and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 850 pounds per year. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution!
Thank you for your support of this important fundraising effort.
Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable! The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours or a compact fluorescent bulb for 20 hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill. For every ton of glass recycled, we save 1,330 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar.
Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away! For every ton of plastic recycled, we save 76 million BTU's of energy. It takes 1,050 milk jugs to make one 6-foot plastic lumber park bench. Plastic bottles can take over 1,000 years to decompose.
An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled. When we recycle aluminum, we reduce energy use by 90% and air pollution by 95%. A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That's closed loop recycling at its finest!