Come share the Vision!

Raft guides by the river
Friends of the White River raft guides compare notes prior to launching Monday’s Vision Plan float.

This first week of June is named White River Vision Plan Week and you are invited! Events began Monday morning, June 3 with an unveiling of the Vision Plan at the Indianapolis Art Center.

The remainder of this week features river cleanups, art activities, a restaurant night, film screenings, concerts, hikes, a family-friendly Shakespeare play, and a bridge lighting ceremony. Come help your community celebrate this visionary plan for Central Indiana’s defining natural resource — the White River! See the whole schedule on the Vision Plan web site.

Friends of the White River have been actively involved in planning activities from the beginning and will be supporting the events all week.

31st Annual Downtown White River Cleanup

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.

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