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.


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.


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.

Get Involved

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

Upcoming Events

Mon 26

Pleasant Run Waterway Committee Meeting

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 28

White River Waterway Committee Meeting

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 06

Pogue’s Run Waterway Committee Meeting

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mar 13

Central Canal Waterway Committee Meeting

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dyeing Our Waterways

Dyeing Our Waterways Several times a year, the waterways of Indianapolis change colors in support of an awareness campaign, to highlight a specific month or to celebrate a festive holiday. The waterways are also exposed to these coloring dyes for more practical...

Thank You Corrie Meyer!

  Thank You Corrie Meyer!   ROW is saying goodbye to our Collective Impact Director of the past two years, Corrie Meyer, as she moves on in her professional career. Corrie had been connected with ROW since 2012, during which she worked on the Fall Creek Master Plan...

New Year, New Strategic Plan!

New Year New Strategic Plan This year, ROW is not only welcoming in a new year, but also a 3-Year Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020. This plan was finalized at the December Steering Committee meeting. An important part of the strategic plan is our new...

Success Story: Art Along the Waterways

Art Along Our 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...

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 them....

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