We’re excited to announce the beginning of the White River Vision Plan process, and hope you’ll share this information and invitation with your network. As the leader of a registered community organization near the river, we also hope you’ll consider signing up as a River Guide (see below), helping to make sure your neighbors have a voice in the planning process. We look forward to seeing you and your neighbors through this exciting regional initiative over the next year!
The White River Vision Plan is being developed to promote access to the river for residents and visitors. The plan will explore ways to connect the city to attractions, arts and entertainment venues, hiking and biking trails, and neighborhoods. It will also propose educational and thematic recreational water experiences and take into account environmental value and ecological quality of the river corridor, including its water quality and natural habitats. Community partners and stakeholders will update residents in and around Indianapolis and Hamilton County on the progress of the White River Vision Plan, including findings on hydrology and ecological impact studies, history, community character, and existing assets along the river. The community will also hear about recruitment efforts for River Guides, an initiative to assemble ambassadors to engage the community during planning and research for the vision plan. Those who are interested in becoming River Guides, or want to get more information about the White River Vision Plan and its progress can sign up on the newly-launched website mywhiteriver.com.