Make your year-end donation

adult and child paddling a canoeAs 2016 comes to an end, there is still time to support Friends with a tax deductible contribution!

We have members who have faithfully supported the group since its inception in 1985, while others have discovered us, and White River, through annual activities that include on-water and bank cleanups held throughout the spring, summer and fall. Some began their financial support during the time when the waterway’s future was unknown, such as the massive chemical discharge and fish kill that was occurring at year’s end in 1999. Others are contributing annually because they live on or near the river, use it for recreation on a regular basis, or want to show appreciation for its continuing restoration and concerns for its challenges.

What’s your reason? Your donation will allow Friends to work to protect, preserve and enhance White River in 2017, and for years to come!

Watch & vote for White River!

Vote for Super ServiceWatch the videos & vote for the Annual White River Cleanup!

As we think about all that’s been accomplished this year, our on-water efforts with volunteers stand out as the way most people have come to show their love for White River. One of the partners each spring in the annual downtown White River Cleanup, Citizens Energy Group, is again giving back to the river. Their participation with employees in what’s called the Super Service Challenge will allow Friends to be part of a giveaway that could bring in from $500 to $1,000,000.

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Volunteers clean the banks of White River in downtown Indy every spring.

We need you to be a part of this by watching as CEG participants share their thoughts on giving back to the community by being involved with White River! Please share with your friends of Friends today!

Midtown media on Warfleigh settlement

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White River at Arden Avenue. Photo by Dan Vallesky.

The Warfleigh Levee settlement agreement negotiated by the Friends of the White River recently received a big thumbs-up from local media.

In an October 19 article titled “Clear-cut Victory for White River Corridor,” Indy Midtown Magazine took a long look at the settlement and the negotiation process.

Thanks to the Friends, “. . . the banks along a stretch of riparian corridor in Warfleigh and Broad Ripple will retain vegetation originally slated for removal.” Author Thomas P. Healy went on describe many of the steps of the negotiation process.

To read the details, you can download the final settlement (PDF, 483 KB).