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Natural Awakenings Indianapolis

White River Festival Celebrates Recreation

Sep 02, 2014 01:38PM

Festival appearances by explorer and conservationist, Justin Riney.

The White River Festival, from September 1 to 14, will incorporate two weeks of fun and education to inspire and motivate Hoosiers to learn more about our rivers and take action that positively impacts water quality. Festival events—focusing on this year’s theme of recreation—are taking place throughout central Indiana, with the largest concentration in the Indianapolis area.

This celebration of the White River and its surrounding wildlife, plants, trees, streams and communities explores its recreational opportunities, educates the public about our drinking water source and explains how human actions impact the river.

The Festival is a project of the Upper White River Watershed Alliance, a regional planning group that promotes, protects and enhances the biological, chemical and physical integrity of the White River ecosystem. The watershed of the Upper White River extends from the source of the White River in Randolph County through 16 counties down to small portions of Brown, Owen and Monroe. The Festival is made possible through generous funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

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