Reconnecting to Our Waterways

ROW is a collective impact initiative that has worked purposefully since 2012 to change the quality of life and ecology along Indianapolis waterways and surrounding neighborhoods. ROW has been able to convene community partners to enhance quality of life through innovation, analysis, cultural advancement and investment along Indy waterways and neighborhoods. We have walked alongside communities to discover and celebrate Indy’s waterways as a community asset.

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ROW is focused on holistic solutions that integrate six related elements. Each element has a taskforce to identify and support projects connected to each waterway.
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Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is focused on the six major waterways in Marion County: Little Eagle Creek, Fall Creek, Pleasant Run, Pogue’s Run, White River, and the Central Canal.
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Get Involved

Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is an initiative that involves everyone – individuals, businesses, organizations , foundations, government – and we need YOU!

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Upcoming Events

Wed 20

White River Waterway Committee Meeting

December 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 21

Fall Creek Committee Meeting

December 21 @ 4:00 pm
Mon 25
Jan 02

Pogue’s Run Waterway Committee Meeting

January 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Success Story: Art Along the Waterways

Turning the great outdoors into a destination for the general public can inspire community involvement and a connection with nature. Reconnecting to Our Waterways and partner organizations, like the daVinci Pursuit and the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI,...
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Success Story: Recreation Along Our Waterways

  Success Story: Recreation Along Our Waterways   How it can inspire outdoor community involvement Hoosiers live near many waterways right in the Indianapolis area, but many residents might not be aware of the numerous opportunities that exist to engage with...
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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants over $4.9 million to protect and restore White River: Indiana nonprofit organizations collaborating on multi-year initiative for critical waterway

INDIANAPOLIS -- (July 27, 2017) The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has granted over $4.9 million to nine Indiana nonprofit organizations to collaborate on a multi-year initiative to protect and restore the White River with projects focused on improving water...
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Element Report: A Five Year Review

Element Report: A Five Year Review Element Report: A Five Year Review is an in depth review of ROW's metric data from 2012-2016. Each Element committee has established metrics, based from their guiding principles, in order to track and measure ROW's long-term success....
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Elements Forum

ROW Elements Forum Element Committees seek to bring specific action-oriented expertise and resources to ROW to advance the process and outcomes aligned to the six elements. Ae – Aesthetics: Infuse functional art and natural beauty into the process resulting in...
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Since 2012 ROW and its partners have had

Local Artists commisioned for installations, projects, events

Aesthetic installations, projects, events

Acres of natives planted

Miles of new trails and bike lanes

Educational and well-being events, programs, and installations

Acres of invasive plants removed