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REMINDER: ARTS AND CULTURE DISTRICT SURVEY

Friday, February 26, 2021

What arts and culture programming would you like to see in Goshen? Please take a few minutes today to answer this survey and you'll get a chance to win one of three free screenings of a movie of your choosing at the newly renovated Goshen Theater. Click here to take the survey. more

ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET

Friday, February 26, 2021

Due to additional utilities that were uncovered during the excavation, Olive Street will again be closed just north of Lincoln from Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5. Olive Street will be open to traffic this weekend. more

UPDATE ON ROAD CLOSURE: OLIVE STREET AT LINCOLN AVENUE

Friday, February 19, 2021

Due to the weather, the closure on Olive Street north of Lincoln Avenue was postponed until Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 26 . NIPSCO is working to relocate a gas main in this area, and crews will need to remove and excavate underneath the roadway. Traffic will be detoured onto Steury... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Today, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

City Council meeting

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84553977956 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting ID: 845 5397 7956. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, March 8, 2021, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Goshen Forestry

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. 

Above: A small grove of trees decorates a wall inside the old county jail. Demolition brought the trees to the sunlight - just to the left of the orange demolition claw.

 

NEW: Read the Goshen Urban Tree Canopy Goal Executive Summary


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.


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.