Anderson White River Cleanup

quiet river with wooded banks
Photo by Jerry Byard

The Friends will partner with other environmental groups for a cleanup along the shores of White River in the Anderson area on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. A free cookout for volunteers follows. You can volunteer at Eventbrite to help with this fun/work day.

The Anderson White River Cleanup Day highlights the Mounds Greenway proposal and the river as a community resource. The other organizations are Mounds Greenway: Madison & Delaware Counties, Heart of the River, White River Watchers of Madison County, and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

Friends at ROWport

paddlers getting into a raftReconnecting to Our Waterways held its annual ROWport event at the former Naval Armory in Indianapolis on April 21. In addition to meetings in the art deco landmark (the white building on the far shore), participants enjoyed a paddle on White River. Friends of the White River provided rafts, paddles and PFDs for the excursion, as well as a support canoe paddled by Friends President Dan Vallesky. View photos of the event (IndyStar, April 21, 2017).