To preserve, protect & enhance the White River of Indiana
Are you thankful for our river?
Sandhill cranes using the White River to chart their way southward were a reminder this week that the final days of fall are upon us. Each year, the trilling flocks can be seen high over its course in the period just before and right after Thanksgiving.
It’s a wonderful annual reminder of the ways you have enjoyed the waterway this season, and a show of appreciation towards all the beauty and benefits it will offer in 2014. Why not express your gratitude with an end-of-year donation?
Your tax-deductible contribution will enable us to continue the bank cleanups that begin each spring, as well as host unique educational activities helping a new generation discover the wonders of the largest waterway entirely within the boundaries of Indiana.
A blend of those two efforts will be showcased at Park Tudor High School on December 2, when students unveil their “Making the Invisible — Visible” art project that incorporates beverage containers and other plastic litter collected during the autumn bank sweeps. Please consider joining us for this free event, as well as joining your fellow devotes of White River in supporting the Friends group with a donation!
Park Tudor art students present “Making the Invisible — Visible” in the Upper School Wood Room, Monday, December 2 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. The public is welcome and admission is free.
Remembering the power of rivers
As 2013 begins to draw to a close, it’s important to recall that a waterway that boasts so much beauty along its banks throughout the course of the year can also be a disastrous force of nature.
WFYI, Channel 20 will air a special focusing on the power of the massive floods that swept the Midwestern communities located along White River and other streams throughout the state 100 years ago. The special airs Thursday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The special, titled “When Every River Turned Against Us,” documents the impact of a 1913 record flood that is the benchmark against which all others up to now have been measured.
And, there’s an opportunity to learn more about the flooding here in Indianapolis by visiting the “1913: A City Under Water” exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society that will be on display through the end of the year. Friends want to help you and as many as three family members or guests make that trip back into time. You’ll learn how Indiana and much of the Midwest was devastated when powerful spring storms and drenching rain ripped through this part of the nation.
Just make an end-of-the-year donation, noting it’s in conjunction with our ongoing flood awareness campaign, to take advantage of a special offer. We will provide contributors with an admission pass for up to four people, valued at $28, good anytime through December 28, that will let you see this outstanding display. Friends was proud to serve on the advisory group involved with a “City Under Water.” Make a tax-deductible year-end gift today to enjoy a great informational outing focused on White River!
Photo from the archives of the Indiana Historical Society.