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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Elements

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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Waterways

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

May 09

Central Canal Waterway Meeting

May 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 09

Pogue’s Run Waterway Meeting

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 10

Little Eagle Creek Waterway Meeting

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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Indy Urban Bioblitz

Scientists and volunteers convened in September 2016 for the inaugural Indy Urban BioBlitz, counting nearly 600 species of wild plants and animals along city waterways in just 24 hours. Close your eyes and picture your backyard or your closest park or stream. How many...
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Rediscovering the Central Canal

Once an urban attraction area, the Northwest stretch of Indianapolis’ Central Canal has been forgotten and neglected over the past half-century. Reconnecting to Our Waterways is working with neighborhood residents to turn this beautiful urban corridor in the middle of...
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Destination Fall Creek Takes Root

Five years ago, a group of people and organizations that would become Reconnecting to Our Waterways came together to dream about how to make Fall Creek a better destination. The mission? Channel thousands of volunteer hours to clear dense invasive honeysuckle and...
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Wellness on the White River

More than 5 miles of wilderness trails and 210 acres of wildlife habitat hide along the White River waterway in downtown Indianapolis, but remain largely underused by nearby neighborhoods. With improvements to the New York Street Bridge, Reconnecting to Our Waterways...
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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