Mission, vision, values

Mission:

The Friends of the White River exists to protect, preserve, and promote our vital resource for communities in Central Indiana by connecting people to the White River.

Vision:

Friends of the White River advocate for a clean, healthy river ecosystem. We will secure the necessary resources to educate, inform, and collaborate with the community including individuals, educators, government, business and other organizations, to sustain the long-term viability of the White River as a unique natural resource of Indiana now and for future generations.

Core Values:

  • We provide unparalleled opportunities for access & education through direct, hands-on experiences and responsible oversight of sponsored programs.
  • We achieve our shared vision of a clean, healthy river ecosystem through collaboration with community organizations and individuals.
  • We demonstrate stewardship through careful management of resources, direct leadership of cleanup events, and participation in strategic advocacy initiatives.
  • We foster sustainability as we engage local organizations, individuals and communities with each other and the long-term health of the river.