Connecting People

To The White River

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Who We Are

We are Friends of the White River. We advocate for the preservation of the river as Central Indiana’s most precious natural resource. We represent the people who use the river for outdoor recreation, those who live near its banks, and all citizens who benefit from the river.

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Our River School program turns an urban corridor of White River into an environmental classroom.  Along the route, our guides discuss history, shoreline and aquatic wildlife, riparian flora, environmental science and water quality, all while engaging people in a first-hand look at this valuable resource.

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Our Programs

Friends of the White River uses Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Justice, and Watershed Restoration programs to:

  • Enhance equitable public access for paddling, fishing, and boating
  • Improve water quality and restoring native habitats
  • Protect the White River’s watershed
  • Prevent illegal dumping
  • Promote river safety and recreation

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