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SHORT-TERM RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The City of Goshen CDBG-CV Short-Term Rent & Utility Program is a program to expend federal CARES Act funds to benefit low to moderate income renters in the City of Goshen who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance is first-come, first-served,... more

THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Trash collection will be delayed by one day after Thursday, November 26. more

BOIL ORDER ISSUED: EAST GOSHEN

Friday, November 20, 2020

A boil order has been issued for the area of East Goshen, from Steury Avenue east to the city limits. In Consultation with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, it has been determined that the water customers should boil their drinking water. This precautionary measure is recommended... more

Upcoming Events All »

Cemetery Board

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 2:00pm

First Fridays

Friday, December 4, 2020

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, December 7, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570?pwd=TUsvZDZoaDRxSWVkeHpTTVNKdHF4dz09

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.