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

Mon 22

Pleasant Run Waterway Committee Meeting

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 23

Riverside Celebration

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 24

White River Waterway Committee Meeting

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 25

Fall Creek Committee Meeting

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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 mission and vision: Our mission is...
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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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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