To preserve, protect & enhance the White River of Indiana

Cleanup volunteers

Cleanup volunteers

Join us!

Help us celebrate spring’s successful cleanups and learn more about how we continue to keep a watch over White River!

Join us Thursday, April 17 at the White River Yacht Club, 1400 East 74th Street, off of Keystone Avenue, as we raise a toast to the more than 30,000 pounds of litter and debris collected during the 26th Annual Downtown White River Cleanup.

And learn more about what could be a new threat to Indiana waterways as we hear about the invasive “flying carp.” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will speak on what he learned about the presence of the invasive Asian Carp throughout the state following a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. A cash bar will be available and there will be prize drawings before and after the presentation.

Current members who attend will be eligible for a special prize, as will those who renew their membership or make a contribution to our ongoing efforts at the event.

Even if you can’t attend, please consider making a donation in support of the more than 30,000 pounds of trash that was removed this weekend from the banks of White River by people just like you. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us carry out on a number of worthwhile projects through the remainder of this coming year.

Up to $2,500 of the money raised for this spring’s cleanup activities will be matched by musician Jack Johnson. He’s appearing at White River State Park on June 1, and will again feature Friends’ work as part of his All At Once campaign.


Thank you!

Thanks to all the volunteers for the 26th Annual White River Cleanup, which took place Saturday, April 12. Your efforts cleared more than 30,000 pounds of litter and debris from the banks of the White River in downtown Indianapolis. Thanks also to the generous sponsors who helped make the event happen!

There was some media coverage — in the Indianapolis Star and on WISH-TV Channel 8.


Welcome sight

Now the sandhill cranes are following the White River as they chart their way northward — yay! Each spring, the trilling flocks can be seen high above.

As we embark on another year of cleanups and other river-related activities, you can help by making a tax-free donation to the Friends.

sandhill cranes in flight

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.