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White River Cleanup Planned Tomorrow

By Daniel Considine on 4/7/17 11:32 AM

Volunteers to Remove Tons of Trash

INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of volunteers from Citizens Energy Group, Friends of the White River, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW), and other organizations will team up tomorrow to remove tons of trash from the banks of the White River.

Starting at 8 a.m., volunteers will work on both sides of the river, near Morris Street, Raymond Street and White River Parkway to remove trash and debris. A celebration of the event’s 29th year will follow the cleanup.

What:                   29th Annual White River Cleanup

When:                  Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to noon (media availability 10-10:30 a.m.)

Where:                White River, 700 W. Morris Street

“Our annual support of the White River Cleanup is an important part of our ongoing commitment to restoring the rivers and streams of Central Indiana,” said Jeffrey Harrison, President & CEO of Citizens. “Another important milestone in our restoration efforts will occur later this year when the first 9 miles of the DigIndy Tunnel System opens and begins reducing potential sewer overflows by 1 billion gallons per year.”

“Each year the White River Cleanup has a bigger impact on this valuable natural resource. We appreciate the support of all of our sponsors and volunteers as we work together to return the White River and other streams to their original grandeur,” said Kevin Hardie, Executive Director of Friends of the White River.

For more information about the 29th Annual White River Cleanup, please visit


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