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Paul Ruster Park

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Service Learning Project


Work Day Description:  We will join Indy Parks and Recreation to take a wet area out of turf by planting with native species to increase the buffer to the pond and adjacent ephemeral wooded wetlands.

Meeting Location: Please meet at the parking lot which is centrally located within the park.

Participants must wear clothes appropriate for outdoor field work.  Long pants and closed toe shoes are required (NO Crocs or Keens).  Water, granola bars, gloves, and equipment will be provided.

Additional Resources: Visit the environmental service learning Resources Link for information related to topics discussed during or related to service learning projects and work days. Please refer to your instructor's guidelines for specific requirements regarding course paper research.


Paul Ruster Park Background Information from Indy Parks and Recreation

Paul Ruster Park exhibits diverse ecological communities including a high quality upland forest, a floodplain forest along Buck Creek, a wet prairie, and a pond.  There are trails throughout this 82 acre park as well as a sledding hill, a playground, and a dog park.

Visit the Indy Parks website for additional park information 

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