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Fifth Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

posted Nov 12, 2018, 2:57 PM by VRA Webmaster   [ updated Nov 12, 2018, 3:01 PM ]

Zionsville Village Residents' Association
 - Fifth Annual -
Holiday Decoration Contest

 - The approaching holiday season means it's time for this year's holiday decorating contest! -

Note: This year we'll be judging the entire business or house/property, not just the door.

All Zionsville businesses and private residences may apply.

Entries must be received no later than November 27th and will be judged on November 29th.

Winners will be announced on December 1st.

For more details, please see the application forms attached below.

Good luck!

Garlic Mustard: Pull for Parks Blitz: Sat-Sun, April 21-2

posted Mar 30, 2018, 9:39 AM by VRA Webmaster

April is Pull for Parks Month!

Zionsville Parks is searching for groups and individuals interested in helping with our annual Pull for Parks this April. Zionsville area scouts, church groups, civic organizations and classes are encouraged to help Zionsville Parks remove invasive garlic mustard from target areas.

Last year, volunteers removed 219 trash bags of garlic mustard from our forests. Let’s beat that number, and help our parks.

Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22

Pull for Parks Blitz

Individuals and groups, sign up for this year's Pull for Parks Blitz, happening Earth Day Weekend. Garlic Mustard pulls will occur at different times throughout the Zionsville Parks during the two day event. You can sign up at www.zionnaturecenter.org.

Join us and pull at one park, or several parks. A list of parks and times will be sent to registered participants in April.

If interested in scheduling a group Pull for Parks workday for another weekend or during the week contact Mindy Murdock at the Zion Nature Center naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov or 317-873-8950.

Mindy Murdock, MS, CHI, CIG, CEE
Park Naturalist – Nature Center Manager
Zion Nature Center
690 Beech Street
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-873-8950
www.zionnaturecenter.org

Fourth Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

posted Oct 25, 2017, 6:27 AM by VRA Webmaster   [ updated Oct 25, 2017, 6:30 AM ]

Zionsville Village Residents' Association
Fourth Annual
Holiday Decoration Contest

The approaching holiday season means it's time for this year's holiday decorating contest!

Note: This year we'll be judging the entire business or house/property, not just the door.

All Zionsville businesses and private residences may apply. Entries must be received no later than November 28th and will be judged on November 30th. Winners will be announced on December 2nd.

For more details, please see the application form. Good luck!

Trailer Park July 17 Presentation to the Plan Commission

posted Jul 29, 2017, 9:04 AM by VRA Webmaster

Attached is a PDF copy of the July 17, 2017 presentation to the Plan Commission from Matt Price on the Trailer Park property.

8th Annual VRA Garlic Mustard Pull: Creekside Park

posted Mar 26, 2017, 9:08 AM by Ted Schrader

Saturday, April 15th 10am - noon  

Please come lend a hand in the effort to eradicate an invasive species from our lovely parks by attending the 8th Annual VRA Garlic Mustard Pull, Saturday April 15th from 10am to noon at Creekside Park (map). Feel free to come by for 15 minutes, the whole session, or sometime in between.

All you need to bring is a pair of garden gloves to help out. Long pants and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Trash bags will be provided by the Zionsville Parks Department.

Mindy Murdock, Zionsville Park Naturalist, will kick off the session by describing garlic mustard, its effects on local habitats, and how to identify and collect it.

Please send a message to webmaster@zvra.com if you'd like to help out.

If you're unable to attend this event then please consider subscribing to the Pull for the Parks email notifications by sending an email to Mindy at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov.

For more information about garlic mustard, please take a look at the following resources:
April 2016 Village Voice article
Minnesota Department of Ag two-page info sheet (pdf)
A detailed info sheet (pdf)

Third Annual Door Decorating Contest

posted Nov 21, 2016, 3:44 PM by Ted Schrader   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 3:45 PM ]

Zionsville Village Residents' Association
Third Annual
Door Decoration Contest

The approaching holiday season means it's time for this year's door decorating contest!

All Zionsville businesses and private residences may apply. Entries must be received no later than Tuesday, November 29th and will be judged on Thursday, December 1st. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 2nd.

For more details, please see the application form. Good luck!

Indiana Bicentennial Celebration and Torch Welcome

posted Sep 30, 2016, 7:18 AM by Ted Schrader   [ updated Sep 30, 2016, 7:18 AM ]

October 13th 2016 - noon to 3pm - Lincoln Park.

The Zionsville Cultural District invites you to celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial at Lincoln Park and welcome the arrival of the torch at approximately 1:45pm - 2pm.

Historical booths, a Lincoln impersonator, refreshments from local merchants, and performances by the Zionsville High School Wind Ensemble will be just part of the fun. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Garlic Mustard Pull: Zion Nature Center

posted Apr 20, 2016, 10:13 AM by Ted Schrader

Garlic Mustard Pull - Saturday, April 23 9 a.m.

The interest and participation we have received from individuals and groups in the community has been fantastic this year. To date we have removed more than 30 large garbage bags of garlic mustard from our local parks. But we can still use your help!!!

Can you volunteer an hour or two of your time to help us removed an invasive species from our local parks?

Dress for the weather (we recommend long pants), wear sturdy shoes and bring a pair of garden gloves and join us for the next public garlic mustard pull.

We will meet at Zion Nature Sanctuary, 690 Beech Street at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 23. The park is adjacent to the Zion Nature Center and Eagle Elementary School.  

Mindy will be on hand to describe garlic mustard, its effects on local habitats and help with the plant pull for the first hour. Participants are welcome to continue to pull beyond the first hour.

Mindy Murdock, MS, CIG, CEE

Park Naturalist

Zion Nature Center

690 Beech Street

Zionsville, IN 46077

317-873-8950

www.zionsville-in.gov/zionnaturecenter

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7th Annual VRA Garlic Mustard Pull: Creekside Park

posted Apr 11, 2016, 3:59 PM by Ted Schrader   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 4:01 PM ]

Saturday, April 16th 10am - noon 

Please come lend a hand in the effort to eradicate an invasive species from our lovely parks by attending the 7th Annual VRA Garlic Mustard Pull, Saturday April 16th from 10am to noon at Creekside Park (map). Feel free to come for just an hour or the whole session, or sometime in between.

All you need to bring is a pair of garden gloves to help out. Long pants and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Trash bags will be provided by the Zionsville Parks Department.

VRA webmaster Ted Schrader will be on hand to describe garlic mustard, its effects on local habitats, how to identify and collect it, and of course help with the pull.

If you'd like to help out, please send a message to Ted at webmaster@zvra.com.

If you're unable to attend this event then please consider subscribing to the Pull for the Parks email notifications by sending an email to Zionsville's Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock at naturecenter@zionsville-in.gov. Also keep an eye on the front page of zvra.com for any updates about upcoming community garlic pulls.

For more information about garlic mustard, please take a look at the following resources:
* April 2016 Village Voice article
* Minnesota Department of Ag two-page info sheet (pdf)
* A detailed info sheet (pdf)

Garlic Mustard Pull: Starkey Park

posted Apr 8, 2016, 1:10 PM by Ted Schrader

Public Garlic Mustard Pull - Saturday, April 9 3:00 p.m.

Can you volunteer an hour of your time to help us removed an invasive species from our local parks?

Dress for the weather (it's going to be a little chilly), wear sturdy shoes and bring a pair of garden gloves and join us for Zionsville Park's first public garlic mustard pull.

We will meet at Starkey Nature Park, 667 Sugarbush Dr, Zionsville at 3pm.

Mindy will be on hand to describe garlic mustard, its effects on local habitats and help with the plant pull.

Mindy Murdock, MS, CIG, CEE

Park Naturalist

Zion Nature Center

690 Beech Street

Zionsville, IN 46077

317-873-8950

www.zionsville-in.gov/zionnaturecenter

Like us on Facebook  ZionsvilleIN

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