Fourth Issue 2013
Connections

Nina Mason Pulliam
Charitable Trust
Sponsors 2013
White River Festival

 
 

 

 

  Visit
Whiteriverfestival.org

for more information
 

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is a proud sponsor of the 2013 White River Festival, a one-month celebration focused this year on White River wildlife.

The Upper White River Watershed Alliance coordinates the Festival in partnership with more than a dozen conservation-minded organizations, including community arts and education institutions.

The third annual Festival features more than 20 events in Central Indiana for people of all ages throughout the month of September.

The White River Festival Community Fun Day will take place on September 7 on the lawn of the Indiana State Museum in White River State Park. The Fun Day, one of four signature events at this year's Festival, is a family-friendly celebration of the River with art and science activities, music and tours of the riverbank to look for critters.

The day also includes the first White River Walk and Fun Run, a 5K that will offer terrific views of the White River and nearby canal. The route features a beautiful path near the Indianapolis Zoo, a portion of the White River Greenway, and some twists and turns on the Downtown Canal. The walk and run will finish at the Community Fun Day.

This year's Festival will highlight the wildlife along the White River and partner organizations invite Hoosiers to attend the various events to celebrate and learn more about the river and the issues affecting it. The White River and its tributaries provide essential drinking water supplies, access to water for industry, habitat for wildlife, inspiration for art and recreational opportunities.

The 16-county watershed provides water to thousands of area businesses, and its ground water, streams and reservoirs supply drinking water to all Central Indiana residents.

Other highlights of the Festival include an exploration of freshwater mussels in Indiana streams and rivers on September 10 and a family exploration day at Oliver's Woods Nature Preserve on September 28. River cleanups are also planned.

The Upper White River Watershed Alliance is a 16-county consortium of local governments, industry, utilities, universities, agriculture and the general public that exists to improve and protect water quality on the Upper White River watershed. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.uwrwa.org.

Visit whiteriverfestival.org for more information on individual events.