About this event:
The White River Cleanup happens each September, and is part of a statewide public service stretching along a majority of the White River. Many counties including Delaware, Hamilton, Monroe, Madison and Morgan Counties participate in cleaning up the White River on or near the same date. 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. More information on the state White River Festival can be found: https://thewhiteriveralliance.org/programs/white-river-festival/
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.
The White River Cleanup is sponsored by the Stormwater Management Department and organized by Muncie-Delaware Clean & Beautiful.
Many partners come together and contribute at different levels to make this event one of Delaware County’s most accomplishing community work days. Such partners include: the Muncie Sanitary District, the Bureau of Water Quality, the Town of Yorktown, American Rivers, Minnetrista Cultural Center, MITS, Ball State University, White River Watershed Project, Normal City Fly Fishers Club, Grace Baptist Church, EmComm ECI, and the Muncie Parks Department.
To view White River Cleanup videos from previous years click on the links below:
2011 White River Clean-Up
2010 White River Clean-Up
2009 White River Clean-Up
2008 White River Clean-Up
2007 White River Clean-Up