300 North High Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305
Phone: (765) 213-6468
The White River Cleanup has been responsible for removing over 70,000 pounds of trash and 500+ tires from our beautiful river in the past 6 years. It has drawn well over 1800 volunteers over the years, with last year bringing over 325 volunteers to Westside Park.
To view the 2011 White River Clean up, please go here.
The White River Cleanup happens every year in September, and is a state wide public service event stretching most of the entirety of the White River. Many counties inlcuding Delaware, Hamilton, Monroe, Madison and Morgan Counties participate in cleaning up the White River on or near the same date in September. People come together from all communities to help clean the White River and thousands of pounds of trash are removed every year including large amounts of tires.
In Delaware County alone, close to 65,000 pounds of trash and nearly 400+ tires have been pulled from the White River! The Clean-up has also brought close to 1,500 volunteers from the local community together to participate in the past 5 years. The White River Clean-Up covers close to 15 miles of river from the Old Indiana Steel and Wire Plant all the way to Canoe Country in Daleville.
Volunteers walk the bank, river and land where possible removing debris from and around the river. When that is not possible, volunteers use canoes to navigate through the water filling them up along the way with the debris they find.
Many partners come together and contribute on many different levels to make this event one of Delaware County's most accomplishing community work days. Such partners include;Indiana American Water, the Muncie Sanitary District, the Town of Yorktown, American Rivers, Minnetrista Cultural Center, MITS, Ball State University, White River Watershed Project, Normal City Fly Fishers Club, Union Chapel Church, Grace Baptist Church, the National Guard, HAM Radio, and the Muncie Parks Department.
To view White River Clean-Up videos for the past four years click on the links below: