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Register now! 31st Annual Downtown White River Cleanup

Friends of White River is taking reservations for the 31st Annual Downtown White River Cleanup next month. Since its inception, the annual effort has collected more than 2 million pounds of trash and illegally dumped debris from the river’s banks.

The first 200 registrants will be guaranteed a tee shirt!

All participants will be provided a pizza lunch at the end of the event. Volunteers will gather at the west Victory Field parking lot (enter from Maryland Street), across from White River State Park at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 and work till noon.

Register for the cleanup

We expect spots to fill quickly, so don’t wait! The sites to be targeted are designated spots on the river corridor within the city center. Sign-up can be a bit confusing as EventBrite will refer to “seats.” Your seat is your ticket & your tee shirt size.

For more information or to register a group of 10 or more, please send email to friendsofwhiteriver@yahoo.com.

White River Guide app survey

Friends of the White River has recently received funding through Reconnecting to Our Waterways to revamp our White River Guide app. The current White River Guide functions as a digital brochure for the White River with a focus on paddling. This includes river maps with points of interest such as boat and canoe launches, water level gauges, bridges, dams, and more. It also contains information about the White River watershed, fish consumption, and links to additional resources.

There is an opportunity to give Friends of the White River input to help create a stronger resource for connecting people to the river by taking a survey. You can also help by sharing the survey with other organizations to help gather as much information as possible from many different demographics. The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete.

White River Guide app survey

If you have any questions or additional comments or input to share, you can contact Jake Milligan at jakemilligan4@gmail.com or call at 317-435-7367.

Next Indiana Campfires film series now online

White River is the focus of three short films featuring the waterway and those have been previewed in various venues during the last few weeks. Now those films are available to stream online! Visit Next Indiana Campfires, Indiana Humanities.

There also is a toolkit groups can use to watch the films and discuss afterward. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible for a $150 stipend to host an event.

The films and their creators are the focus of White River documentary films debut In Central Indiana by Josh Brown, Broad Ripple Magazine, January 25, 2019.