Friends of White River is again co-hosting 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.
Advance registration is now closed.
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. The sites to be targeted are designated spots on the river corridor within the city center.
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.
If you have any questions or additional comments or input to share, you can contact Jake Milligan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 317-435-7367.
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.