Learn more about the multi-group efforts underway to enhance White River by visiting with us during the White River Yacht Club’s Open House this Saturday, August 19. You can purchase food, beverages and win prizes at the event, as well as make an in-person contribution to Friends at our booth on the day of the event.
Summertime fun often involves activities on the river and other waterways. Friends provided pontoon boat rides for kids from Riverside Park day camp and their counterparts from a YMCA program. The event, part of “Let’s Move! Outside,” allowed youngsters to also comment on the new master plan being developed for Riverside, which is one of the city’s largest parks. Emergency responders used the same section for rescue training earlier in the day. Water safety was a great message to share!
Mayors of four Central Indiana cities declared their support for a Mounds Greenway, as proposed by the Hoosier Environmental Council and supported by Friends of the White River.
Mayors Dennis Tyler of Muncie, Andy Cook of Westfield, James Brainard of Carmel and John Ditslear of Noblesville formally endorsed the proposed trail system along the White River. HEC estimates the greenway’s annual economic benefit to communities near the river will be about $13 million.