Community health issues are a high priority in the Northwest Area.  Groundwork Indy will work with the community on multiple aspects of health and well being, especially those related to improving access to healthy food and to encouraging active living. Groundwork Indy will provide support to existing efforts to grow fresh produce in community gardens and will assist with establishing new gardens.  Groundwork Indy is a member of the Northwest Area Safe Routes to School Task Force and is supporting efforts to make walking and bicycling safer and more enjoyable. In addition to helping to facilitate the sometimes complex process of implementing infrastructure improvements such as the replacement of deteriorated sidewalks and the installation of safer crosswalks, Groundwork Indy will work to clear sidewalks of the overgrown vegetation which forces pedestrians to walk in the streets.

Northwest Area Safe Routes to School Plan_2015_Part 1 – Main_Appendices A B

Northwest Area Safe Routes to School Plan_2015_Part 2 – Appendix C

Northwest Area Safe Routes to School Plan_2015_Part 3 – Appendix D


C-LEAP (Community-Led Environmental Action Plan)

The Near Northwest (NNW) Area Community-Led Environmental Action Project (C-LEAP) seeks to increase environmental awareness to support a sustained, transparent, and effective community-led drive toward environmental justice.

C-LEAP is a partnership initiated in 2021 comprised of Groundwork Indy; The Learning Tree; The Near Northwest Area Arts, Parks, and Public Space Action Team; Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) Central Canal Committee; and local residents. C-LEAP began with a successful project proposal and grant award provided to Groundwork Indy by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).


View the full report -> C-LEAP Environmental Action Plan

Check out the Central Canal Lead Screen Kit Fact Sheets