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Native Plant & Tree Sale

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Native Plant & Tree Sale

April 16, 2016 – 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Sodalis Nature Park, Plainfield

Online Sales END at Noon on April 14

Hendricks County is going Native with trees, plants, and shrubs!
Natives are the perfect addition to your landscape:
  • Thrive in Indiana soils and climate
  • Provide food and habitat for wildlife
  • Add beauty and interest in landscape
  • Help to create and preserve the biodiversity
  • Are vital part of Indiana’s natural heritage
Whether you are new to natives or a “purist,” our sale will have it all!
  • 1,000s of Native Plants and Trees – including rare varieties
    • Native Plants – 2 3/8″ pots
    • Native Trees and Shrubs – 1-gallon pots and 3-gallon pots
  • Plant Selection assistance by our naturalist and Hendricks County Master Gardeners
  • Expert Demonstrations at 9am, 10am, 11am and noon
  • Save $$ on native plants, trees and shrubs when you pre-order online. Pick-up is at the event on April 16.

PLANT LIST

Expert Presentation, Demonstration and Assistance

Spend the day at Sodalis Nature Park planning your spring garden with assistance of native experts. Our naturalist and master gardeners will help you choose the plants that are right for your home. Plants will be categorized by Woods Edge (Part-Sun), Woodland (shade), Prairie (sun), Water’s Edge, Rain Garden, and Butterfly Food. Plant descriptions will be provided for you to take home.

9:00 AM Why Natives? – Colletta Kosiba, Advanced Master Gardener, Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist, Honeywell Award for Horticulture, National Garden Crusader Award, feature writer and speaker

10:00 AM Attracting Wildlife with Natives – John Chapin, Danville, local landscaper and retired teacher

11:00 AM Native Plant Landscape Design – Dawn Stelts, Woody’s Warehouse, native tree expert, owner Native Habitat Developers

12:00 PM Bird Habitats using Native Plants Carrie Vanover, Wild Birds Unlimited 

Foodtruck Available at the Event: 

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For more information on things to see and do in the area go to VisitHendricksCounty.com or call 800-321-9666.

Thank you North Salem State Bank for supporting this event!

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Amo-Coatesville Vandalia Trail Becomes a County Park

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Guest Blog – Greg Midgley
The Friends of the Vandalia Trail are pleased to announce that the trail project in the Amo-Coatesville-Putnam County Line area has reached another significant milestone this winter. After 11 years as a volunteer-led not-for-profit project with strong support from the start from the towns of Amo and Coatesville and the Amo-Coatesville Sewer Conservancy and then from Hendricks County Parks & Recreation over the last 8 years, this section of the trail has now officially become a county park with the volunteers continuing in a supporting role.

The Friends of the Vandalia Trail are extremely thankful also for the early important administrative and technical support and guidance from the not-for-profits Indiana Trails Fund and Hendricks County Trail Development Association, without which this 4.5-mile section of the project could not have been organized and initially developed. That supporting role was then transitioned to the not-for-profit National Road Heritage Trail, Inc, focused on promoting this corridor across the state for non-motorized travel. Now, in order to better coordinate the continuing volunteer activities with the new trail owner, the volunteers have become a committee in the not-for-profit Parks Foundation of Hendricks County.

For even more history of this project and the supporters who made it possible, please see the NEWS, SPONSORS, and VOLUNTEERS pages of the Vandalia Trail web site.

The first year of this new arrangement will see the start of some very exciting upgrades for the Vandalia Trail. Late this year, Hendricks County Parks will begin construction preparations for the 10-foot wide paved bike path along the entire 4.5 miles, nice trailheads and public restrooms in both towns, improved signage (both interpretive and wayfinding), and other important landscaping and drainage improvements. In advance of that, volunteers and Hendricks County Parks crews will also upgrade the parallel equestrian trail and horse trailer parking this summer to improve its maintainability and its resistance to wet weather.

We hope that you are as excited about these upcoming improvements as we are and hope that you will join us in helping to make the trail as valuable of an asset for the area as possible.

2016 Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Logo

Native Plant & Tree Sale

April 16, 2016 – 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Sodalis Nature Park, Plainfield

Online Sales OPEN March 1 – Pre-order & Save!

Hendricks County is going Native with trees, plants, and shrubs!
Natives are the perfect addition to your landscape:
  • Thrive in Indiana soils and climate
  • Provide food and habitat for wildlife
  • Add beauty and interest in landscape
  • Help to create and preserve the biodiversity
  • Are vital part of Indiana’s natural heritage
Whether you are new to natives or a “purist,” our sale will have it all!
  • 1,000s of Native Plants and Trees – including rare varieties
    • Native Plants – 2 3/8″ pots
    • Native Trees and Shrubs – 1-gallon pots and 3-gallon pots
  • Plant Selection assistance by our naturalist and Hendricks County Master Gardeners
  • Expert Demonstrations at 9am, 10am, 11am and noon
  • Save .50 per plant and 20% off trees and shrubs when you pre-order online. Pick-up is at the event on April 16.

PLANT LIST

Expert Presentation, Demonstration and Assistance

Spend the day at Sodalis Nature Park planning your spring garden with assistance of native experts. Our naturalist and master gardeners will help you choose the plants that are right for your home. Plants will be categorized by Woods Edge (Part-Sun), Woodland (shade), Prairie (sun), Water’s Edge, Rain Garden, and Butterfly Food. Plant descriptions will be provided for you to take home.

9:00 AM Why Natives? – Colletta Kosiba, Advanced Master Gardener, Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist, Honeywell Award for Horticulture, National Garden Crusader Award, feature writer and speaker

10:00 AM Attracting Wildlife with Natives – John Chapin, Danville, local landscaper and retired teacher

11:00 AM Native Plant Landscape Design – Dawn Stelts, Woody’s Warehouse, native tree expert, owner Native Habitat Developers

12:00 PM Bird Habitats using Native Plants Carrie Vanover, Wild Birds Unlimited 

For more information on things to see and do in the area go to VisitHendricksCounty.com or call 800-321-9666.

Thank you North Salem State Bank for supporting this event!

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SAVING THE CREEK BANK

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If you have been enjoying our beautiful spring weather at McCloud Nature Park, you might have noticed a large area on the banks of the Big Walnut cleared of brush and trees.   In an effort to save the creek bank from erosion and flooding, a wetlands is being developed in this floodplain.

Design – Once the landscape has been recontoured, two small ponds will appear along with new native plants and trees.  The wetlands will be surrounded by a 1/4 mile boardwalk with interpretive signage.  The 2,000+ students who visit McCloud each year on field trips will have a new source of environmental education!

Timeline – The land is close to being cleared and the recontouring will begin this spring.  Plantings will begin in July and August, with trees to planted in October along with boardwalk construction.   The wetlands should be completed this in the spring of 2017!

We will keep you updated on the progress with pictures and posts on our website and facebook.

Maple ‘Sirup’ Days and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The 8th Annual Parks Foundation of Hendricks County Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will return on March 5 and 12, 2016 when the sap starts flowing from our Sugar Maple trees. The Foundation will serve up pancakes with real Maple Syrup at McCloud Nature Park!

The Pancake Fundraiser is held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Maple ‘Sirup’ Days at McCloud Nature Park. Support our Parks and experience historical and modern maple sugaring.

Reservations are encouraged, but not required.  This event is a free-will fundraiser for our Hendricks County Parks!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION HERE!

PLAN YOUR VISIT!