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

Sat 29

Pleasant Run & Spruce Bridge Design Charrettee

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 31
Aug 01

Pogue’s Run Waterway Meeting

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 08

Central Canal Waterway Meeting

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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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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ROW’s Illustrated Nature Guide

ROW Illustrated Nature Guide ROW's Ecology committee partnered with Indianapolis based artist Megan Hart to create the ROW Illustrated Nature Guide and Journal. The guide explores the ROW waterways and their surrounding communities through various means...
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ROW Grants Awarded at ROWport 2017

ROW awards $50K in grants to improve waterways Reconnecting to Our Waterways announced winners at annual ROWport event INDIANAPOLIS — Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) announced the winners of their $50,000 in grant funding at their annual ROWport celebration on...
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ROWport – Impact Recap

ROWport - Impact Recap      Thanks to everyone who came out for ROWport on Friday! If you happened to miss us then go ahead and check out this video of ROW's collective impact on the waterways of Indianapolis over the past five years. We've come so far...
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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