Urban Wilderness Trail: Friends annual meeting

People on a wooded trail
Butterfly tagging adventure on the Urban Wilderness Trail; photo courtesy of Greg Harger.

Where is a place close to downtown Indianapolis you can go and see a bald eagle or a beaver, perhaps even a wily red fox? How far do you have to travel to observe hooded mergansers migrating north or a peregrine falcon soaring overhead?

What if we told you it is right in the shadow of the city skyline? And, showed you how easy it is to access for anyone who likes to take a hike in natural surroundings!

Learn about the newest feature at White River State Park, the Urban Wilderness Trail, on Thursday, February 2 at the Friends of the White River’s annual meeting in the Riviera Club, 5640 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis (map). Greg Harger, a co-chair of the committee for the downtown segment of the river for “Reconnecting to our Waterways” will lead you to one of the most unique greenway features to be found in Indiana. The program begins at 7 p.m., with an optional $13 buffet offered prior to that, beginning at 6 p.m. (Please email our executive director if you plan to eat.) A cash bar also will be available.

The program portion is free for both past and present members of the Friends, as well as the general public. We hope you join us (and join the Friends, if you’re not already a part of our group)!