Mission, vision, values


The Friends of the White River exists to protect, preserve, and promote our vital resource for communities in Central Indiana by connecting people to the White River.


Friends of the White River advocate for a clean, healthy river ecosystem. We will secure the necessary resources to educate, inform, and collaborate with the community including individuals, educators, government, business and other organizations, to sustain the long-term viability of the White River as a unique natural resource of Indiana now and for future generations.

Core Values:

  • We provide unparalleled opportunities for access & education through direct, hands-on experiences and responsible oversight of sponsored programs.
  • We achieve our shared vision of a clean, healthy river ecosystem through collaboration with community organizations and individuals.
  • We demonstrate stewardship through careful management of resources, direct leadership of cleanup events, and participation in strategic advocacy initiatives.
  • We foster sustainability as we engage local organizations, individuals and communities with each other and the long-term health of the river.

Commitment to Diversity:

Friends of the White River is committed to providing an equal opportunity for employment to individuals regardless of age, race, color, creed, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other similarly protected status in accordance with federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

Public Policy:

Friends of the White River sometimes takes a public stand on an appropriate public matter, per this policy (PDF, 41 KB) enacted by its Board of Directors.

Privacy Policy:

Friends of the White River are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We may use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, unless necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about activities, events, or other news related to our organization or the White River. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.