For those who haven’t seen it, the Hoosier Environmental Council and Mark G. Dawson produced a well-done video about the proposed Mounds Greenway along White River in Delaware and Madison Counties. The George & Frances Ball Foundation provided support.
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.