CARMEL, IN May 16, 2016 – Carmel has recently been recognized as an Indiana Bird Town by the Indiana Audubon Society. To become an Indiana Bird Town, Carmel had to meet seven criteria of the application, including being certified as a Tree City USA which Carmel has done for 22 years. “Bird Town Indiana” is a designation awarded by the Indiana Audubon Society to those communities in Indiana that demonstrate an active and ongoing commitment to the protection and conservation of bird populations and habitat.
“The natural environment benefits when we promote the creation of bird habitats. Planting trees is one way for people to increase an important part of the ecosystem in which birds and other wildlife live.” said Carmel’s Urban Forester, Daren Mindham. Carmel is proud to partner with the Indiana Audubon Society and continues to promote birds by providing natural habitats within its parks system along with providing information on the city website.
The Indiana Audubon Society (www.indianaaudubon.org) is the oldest conservation organization continuously operating in Indiana. It is not a chapter of the National Audubon Society, but an independent statewide organization. It was organized to stimulate an interest in birds and their protection and to serve the needs of youth, civic, churches, and schools. This society provides information concerning birds and educates the public concerning the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana's natural heritage and its unique flora and fauna.