Third Annual Earth Day Arborfest to be Presented on April 25th

Sustain Noblesville is proud to present the third annual Earth Day ArborFest on Saturday, April 25th, from 10am – 1:00pm in Forest Park. This one-day event will celebrate the community, its trees, the earth, and ways to improve and properly care for them.

“This free event will be a great way for families to have fun and learn ways to protect and enhance our environment,” said Mayor John Ditslear.

The festival will be held in Forest Park Shelters 3 and 5 and at the Forest Park Aquatic Center parking lot. This year’s Earth Day ArborFest will feature keynote speaker Tim Womick, also known as Appleseedz, at 10:00 a.m. Womick will arrive by helicopter, weather permitting, and give out tree seedlings on the nearby Moose Lodge property as part of the Indiana Urban Forest Council’s ArborFlight.

Womick is a nationally-known speaker who engages audiences with his highly animated Trail of Trees show. His entertaining presentation helps people of all ages learn about the importance of trees for their community's health and their own human potential.

Visitors can also enjoy a fundraiser breakfast and lunch provided by the Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis; get free seedlings as well as planting and pruning information; speak with local environmental exhibitors; recycle their e-waste items such as office equipment, small appliances, and gaming systems; enjoy kids’ activities; recycle old bicycles; and much more.  The event will once again feature a Community Shred Day which will take place during the entire three hours of the festival.  People may bring documents to be shredded for just $5 per box/bag. Documents will be shredded on site. 

Earth Day ArborFest visitors can send private, direct feedback during the event using the Peoplocity app. Visitors can download the free Peoplocity app from the App Store or Google Play and send questions, comments, problems, or praise during the event. Event staff will respond to the feedback.

Nickel Plate Arts will have their Welcome to Fairyville event and other activities in partnership with this event. For more information on Welcome to Fairyville, visit http://nickelplatearts.org/fairyville/

Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Others Drugs will also be helping the earth that day through their prescription take back program from 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Riverview Hospital parking lot and at the Marsh at Highway 37 and 146th Street. The program will also take place at the Sheridan High School and Hamilton Heights High School parking lots.

Sponsors of Earth Day ArborFest include American Water, Commuter Connect, Courtyard by Marriott, Duke Energy, Conquest Cycling, Keep Noblesville Beautiful, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville Sunrisers Kiwanis, the Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department, Noblesville Tree Board, ProShred, and Recycle Force.

To learn more about Earth Day ArborFest or Tim Womick, visit the City of Noblesville web site at www.cityofnoblesville.org, contact Amy Shankland at ashankland@noblesville.in.us, or visit http://www.treefamily.org/appleseedz.htm