Congratulations to the Indianapolis Office of Land Stewardship for receiving the Outstanding Institution Advancing Sustainability award.
This was for their work to restore and protect natural areas in Indianapolis parks. In addition to providing wildlife habitat and space for recreation, these areas function as green infrastructure. Managed woodlands, wetlands, and prairies capture significant amounts of stormwater, reducing runoff and pollution. They also lessen the flood risk, clean the air, and store carbon.
"We view parks as essential to the health and sustainability of our communities, and hope other parks departments will help promote these important benefits." - Jacob Brinkman, Ecologist, Department of Public Works- City of Indianapolis
Congratulations from IPRA for all of your hard work and dedication!