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US 33 BRIDGE NORTHBOUND LANE NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The northbound lane of the new US 33 Bridge opened to traffic late Tuesday morning, May 22, 2018. Rieth-Riley, the contractor working for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will continue working on the southbound lane, and will open it to traffic a few weeks later. Commuters travelling... more

POSSIBLE LANE CLOSURE MAY 29

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

On the week of May 29, a private contractor will pothole underneath the railroad tracks on College Avenue (CR 36), east of Lincolnway East to locate existing utilities for the development of the new Lippert plant. The contractor may need to close one lane on College Avenue near the railroad tracks.... more

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS IN GOSHEN

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Date: Monday, May 28, 2018 Place: Police and Courts Building, Goshen, IN to Oakridge Cemetery As a combined project, the Goshen VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), American Legion and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) are again this year, putting together the Memorial Day Observance. The day's events... more

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MEMORIAL DAY

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day ceremonies

Monday, May 28, 2018, 8:45am

8:45 a.m. ceremony at Rogers Park 9 a.m. ceremony at Elkhart County courthouse 10:15 a.m. parade kicks off at GPD 11 a.m. ceremony at Oakridge Cemetery

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Parks Forestry

Celebrate trees in Goshen at the 2017 Goshen Arbor Day event on April 28th! For details, please visit http://goshenarborday.com/.

 

Trees are a vital part of Goshen's life and infrastructure. Trees provide everyone with some invaluable services- and they do these services more cheaply and efficiently than human designs. 

For more information on the benefits of our urban forest:

Economic Benefits

Social Benefits

Ecological Benefits

Aesthetic Benefits

Combined Benefits


City of Goshen Tree Programs

The City of Goshen has two tree programs, which it offers through the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, to help residents care for our "urban forest":

  1. The City will split the cost of tree maintenance, including trimming and removal, 50/50, for trees that are in the City's right of way. The City Forester can help determine right of way.
     
  2. The City will split the cost of planting a new, 2-inch diameter, 10- to 15-foot-tall tree if planted in the right of way. Resident portion is $80, which includes planting.

The City Forester, Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, will be glad to consult. Any questions about these programs, or about trees in general, can be directed to him at (574) 537-0986 or aaronkingsley@goshencity.com.


2011 Public Tree Inventory Analysis


2013 Urban Tree Canopy Analysis - Factsheet

Click Here to learn more.


Volunteer Opportunities

In addition, there are various volunteer opportunities in the public woods of Goshen. Tree planting, invasive plant species removal, trail maintenance and trash cleanup are some of the major ongoing projects within Goshen's urban forest. The Municipal Tree Nursery is one of the sites for volunteer work. While there is sweat involved in all these efforts, there is also a lot of fun, as well as the opportunity to be outside, learning about the wide world of trees! Share your love for nature, the environment and conservation with others!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Aaron at (574) 537-0986 or aaronkingsley@goshencity.com.


For more information about Parks programs and activities, please consult our current Parks & Recreation Program Guide.