Keeping Carmel Beautiful

Carmel Cares Creates Volunteer Programs to Help Keep Carmel Beautiful

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Tree Tender 

Signup to care for seedlings for future plantings in town in these days when we are all closer to home.  The City Forester grows pine and oak seedlings in little containers and transplant them to larger and larger containers as they grow.  When a few feet tall, your grownup seedling will be picked up and planted in the Village by the City or Friends of Carmel Forest.     

Email the Tree Tender Program Director Carleen Whittelsey at [email protected] to signup.  After you sign, up, you are delivered a pine or oak seedling in a 1-gallon container and a Tree Tender Guide.  For More information visit

Median Minders 

With over 100 median islands & bump outs….and in alignment with Carmel Public Works Dept  - signup to “adopt” a median island.  This program involves clearing weeds and minor landscape maintenance, usually just in front of your property. 

Many residents may already contributing these services near their home today.  Email [email protected], providing location and contact specifics, to make this work official and get an official guide. For More information visit

For more information

In addition to the contact information provided in these brief program descriptions ... go to the Carmel Cares Facebook page for the latest. or their web site at