It looks like we aren’t the only ones who are excited about the environmental efforts being made in 100 Acres!
Shortly after I wrote my first blog on the history and current stewardship practices of the Park, I found out about an award the IMA had won in regard to those very efforts, through the Indiana Urban Forest Council (IUFC). The IUFC is a nonprofit organization committed to educating the public and addressing key issues pertaining to Indiana’s urban forests, and is a great resource for information on establishing healthy and sustainable tree communities throughout cities across the state. Additionally, they annually recognize efforts that are made by other organizations and individuals who are also actively committed to this goal, and this year we received the Outstanding Project Award which acknowledges the positive impact 100 Acres is making to the Indianapolis urban forest. If you’re wondering how the opening of a park that is heavily represented by its art exhibitions could qualify for such an award, check out my previous blog which explains the efforts that have been focused on the care and restoration of the site itself, as well as the IUFC press release.
Thank you, Indiana Urban Forest Council, for your support and recognition. We are grateful for the opportunity to spread the word about the Park for the benefit it brings to the Indianapolis community, and for the continuation of our responsibility to better the Park in species diversity and environmental management.