Let’s Move! Outside

emergency responders with boatSummertime fun often involves activities on the river and other waterways. Friends provided pontoon boat rides for kids from Riverside Park day camp and their counterparts from a YMCA program. The event, part of “Let’s Move! Outside,” allowed youngsters to also comment on the new master plan being developed for Riverside, which is one of the city’s largest parks. Emergency responders used the same section for rescue training earlier in the day. Water safety was a great message to share!

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Mayors endorse Mounds Greenway

Free-flowing White River in Madison County. Photo by Jerry Byard.

Mayors of four Central Indiana cities declared their support for a Mounds Greenway, as proposed by the Hoosier Environmental Council and supported by Friends of the White River.

Mayors Dennis Tyler of Muncie, Andy Cook of Westfield, James Brainard of Carmel and John Ditslear of Noblesville formally endorsed the proposed trail system along the White River. HEC estimates the greenway’s annual economic benefit to communities near the river will be about $13 million.

TV spot for Dad’s Day event

Our Friends executive director, Kevin Hardie, talks fish and the Father’s Day Fishing event on WISH-TV’s Indy Style program, along with Kelly Brown, Metric Manager and Collective Impact Coordinator, Reconnecting to Our Waterways.

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