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INDIANA COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is designed to decrease evictions and increase housing stability by helping renters whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19. The program can provide you with up to $2,000 in assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments... more

CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GOSHEN POLICE

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

At its regular Tuesday meeting the Goshen City Council unanimously passed a resolution voicing support to the Goshen Police Department and committing to continue supporting efforts to improve community relations. To read the full resolution, click here. more

GOSHEN CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES COUNTY MASK MANDATE

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

At its regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, the Goshen City Council unanimously passed a resolution in which they endorsed the County Health Department's mandate on wearing face coverings. To read the full resolution, click here. more

Upcoming Events All »

Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Today, 5:30pm

Traffic Commission

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 20, 2020, 2:00pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81207036658

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.