The White River Cleanup has been responsible for removing over 98,000 pounds of trash and 650+ tires from our beautiful river. It has drawn well over 2,700 volunteers over the years, making it the largest single-day volunteer event in Delaware County. Last year alone brought around 230 volunteers to Westside Park. The White River Cleanup covers close to 12 miles of river from the Old Indiana Steel and Wire Plant all the way to Canoe Country in Daleville.

This annual event happens each September and is a statewide public service event stretching along much 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.

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.

We request that volunteers pre-register at beautifulmuncie.org so we have a headcount for lunch and proper volunteer coverage for each site. Lunch and a water bottle will be provided to all volunteers who attend the event. Attendees are encouraged to dress appropriately by wearing clothes and shoes that can get dirty and wet. Please bring gloves if you have them.

For questions and info, send an email to info@munciebeautiful.org.