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KOKOMO RETREET

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Highland Park

900 W Deffenbaugh Street

Kokomo, IN 46902

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RETREET REPLANTS KOKOMO IN THE WAKE OF A DEVASTATING TORNADO (NEWS)

(IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT THAT WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST TREES, CLICK HERE)

On August 24th, 2016, an EF3 tornado struck Kokomo, IN, damaging and destroying homes, apartments, and businesses throughout the city. At the request of Indiana DNR and in partnership with City of Kokomo and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, RETREET will organize volunteers to replant up to 175 native trees in Kokomo on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Join us just for planting day or come along with RETREET as we explore Indianapolis and the surrounding areas over the course of the weekend.

FUNDING FOR KOKOMO RETREET is provided by FCA Indiana Transmission Plants I + II, Heritage, Indiana DNR, and The Home Depot Foundation.


ACCOMMODATIONS

RETREET staff will be based out of an Airbnb in Indianapolis. We recommend anyone traveling to the area from out of town do the same. Rent THIS TINY HOUSE, perhaps!


FRIDAY (3rd)

9:00AM-4:00PM - If you arrive early, help RETREET staff and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful team members deliver trees and supplies to homes.

7:00PM - Welcome dinner at The Rathskeller (401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis). Local band Stella Luna will perform.


SATURDAY (4th)

12:00PM - Meet for a tree planting demonstration and group planting at Highland Park (900 W Deffenbaugh Street, Kokomo), which was badly damaged by the tornado. Small groups will be formed and sent to plant trees at homes.

6:00PM-8:00PM - Community dinner at Rodgers Pavilion in Highland Park.

10:00PM - Explore Indianpolis' nightlife around Fountain Square.


SUNDAY (5th)

10:00AM - Breakfast at Good Morning Mama's Cafe (1001 E 54th Street, Indianapolis).

12:00PM - Bike ride around Indianpolis lead by local RETREETers, leaving from Indy Bike Hub YMCA (242 E Market Street, Indianapolis). Rentals are available. For the proposed route, CLICK HERE.

AFTERNOON - Watch the Colts play the Texans (NFL) or checkout the Spirit & Place Power Festival.

6:00PM - Group farewell dinner, location TBD.


CYCLING

Some RETREETers plan to take an extended ride on Monday (6th). Stick around and join!


*CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.

**Registration funds are entirely spent to cover the costs of participation in the events listed above, and are collected ahead of time to reduce those costs and ensure greater participation.



*IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP TO ATTEND, DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!

*PLEASE READ WHAT TO EXPECT.

*A number of vehicles will leave from Dallas at several points during the week leading up to KOKOMO RETREET. If you would like a ride, or need a bag or bike brought up for you, please email info@retreet.org.

*Please email travel itineraries to info@retreet.org.

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