White River Clean Up

LogoNoblesville will celebrate its silver anniversary of improving the health of the White River from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 14 during the 25th Annual Hamilton County White River Clean Up.

“We are looking for community volunteers to help us continue to beautify the White River by pulling trash, tires, washing machines, and more from its watery depths and scenic river banks,” said organizer Tim Stottlemyer. “You never know what you may find. There is no cost to the event other than your time and your clothes that are sure to get dirty and wet.”

The day will kick off at 8 a.m. with participants checking in at the Moose Lodge (950 Field Drive) and will work to remove trash from the river until approximately noon. A second clean-up site location is available at the 116th Street boat launch, 6100 Wapihani Drive in Fishers. Individuals and groups that would like to volunteer should register in advance at www.whiterivercleanup.org. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. A limited number of canoes will be available on a first come, first served basis.

“Thanks to the cleanup, 424 tons of debris have was removed from 1995 to 2018. The cleanup has been so successful that the city has seen a significant decline in trash the past few years,” Stottlemyer said.

Lunch and water will be provided, along with gloves, trash bags and other supplies. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and gloves and plan to get dirty. The White River Clean Up is a multi-community event that beautifies the water from Claire Dam down to 96th Street. The theme is simple: You can make a difference in your community and our water quality.