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 hosted by Muncie-Delaware Clean & Beautiful and Muncie Sanitary District/Stormwater Management Department along with other sponsors: FlatLand Resources, Indiana American Water, EMCOMM ECI, Minnetrista, Muncie Parks Department, MITS, the Town of Yorktown, Ball State University, Clearwater Car Wash, and the Upper White River Watershed Partnership.