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White River State Park Announces New Recycling Initiative

White River State Park (WRSP) is rolling out its newest intern-led initiative, the White River State Park Recycling Initiative. The initiative brings about the installation of several recycling receptacles that are projected to divert approximately 30 tons of waste from ending up in Indiana landfills each year.

Unique to this initiative is that it was developed by a WRSP student intern. Each year, WRSP hires interns from universities throughout the state to work on various projects throughout the park. In addition to their assigned duties, these interns are encouraged to identify opportunities to develop their interests and skills while providing a mutually beneficial return for the park. This past summer one intern decided to take a look at waste management in the park and develop recommendations aimed at saving costs and providing an added level of social responsibility. That student intern is Meghan Ziegler, a junior at IUPUI. Meghan’s passion for the environment and fondness of the park led her to complete a waste audit to determine the composition ratio of recyclable materials to organic waste in each area of the park.

“I am proud to say that White River State Park is aiding in the effort to make Indianapolis a more sustainable city, said WRSP Summer Intern and Project Lead, Meghan Ziegler. “As park visitors enjoy our over 250 acres of green space, waterways, and trails, they now have the opportunity to recycle, helping to preserve our beautiful park. It is gratifying to have had the support of our staff in believing in and launching this initiative. It is equally exciting to see it come to fruition.”

Meghan worked closely with WRSP Property Manager, Lisa Milton. Milton holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Indiana University. Together, they used the results of Meghan’s waste audit to determine the most effective placement of recycling receptacles. They also surveyed WRSP Grounds Maintenance staff on the relative abundance of waste in these areas.

“As a leader in environmental stewardship in our community, we see recycling as a critical mechanism by which we can all contribute to a sustainable future for Indiana,” said Lisa Milton, Property Manager for White River State Park. “Recycling is a common-sense practice that has many benefits to our community beyond simple waste reduction. It preserves habitat, conserves energy and natural resources, and creates jobs and benefits the economy. This is one of the many efforts by WRSP to promote a safe and healthy environment in Indianapolis.”

As a result of their work, the recycling initiative received the green light to install 10 co-mingled use recycling receptacles throughout the park. These initial ten receptacles will be placed in locations that will optimize the collection of recyclable materials. It is the hope of the staff to add additional receptacles throughout the park in the future. A map of the receptacles can be found by visiting https://www.whiteriverstatepark.org/recycling/.

SOURCE: White River State Park

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2017 Lawn at White River State Park Concert Lineup

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 concerts at the Lawn at White River State Park and can be purchased at livenation.com.

Here’s the lineup for 2017.

Wednesday, April 26

Snoop Dogg
With Special Guests Flatbush Zombies, Berner and O.T. Genasis

Wednesday, May 10

Soundgarden
With Special Guest The Pretty Reckless

Wednesday, May 24

Travis Scott
With Special Guest Khalid

Sunday, June 11

Huey Lewis and the News
With Special Guest Jamie Kent

Tuesday, June 13

Wilco
With Special Guest Kacy & Clayton

Friday, June 23

WTTS Rock On The River
Featuring The Revivalists, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and The Marcus King Band

Wednesday, June 28

Dispatch
With Special Guests Guster and Esmé Patterson

Thursday, June 29

Dirty Heads and SOJA
With Special Guests The Green and RDGLDGRN

Friday, June 30

Star Spangled Symphony with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, July 8

MercyMe
With Special Guests Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews and Jimi Cravity

Sunday, July 9

Third Eye Blind
With Special Guest Silversun Pickups

Wednesday, July 19

Tedeschi Trucks Band
With Special Guests The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna

Saturday, July 22

Umphrey’s McGee
With Special Guest Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Tuesday, July 25

Goo Goo Dolls
With Special Guest Phillip Phillips

Wednesday, August 2

Retro Futura Tour
Featuring Howard Jones, The English Beat, Paul Young, Men Without Hats, Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves), Modern English

Friday, August 4

Maddie and Tae
With Special Guests Alex Angelo

Wednesday, August 16

Gov’t Mule
With Special Guests Galactic

Wednesday, August 30

Lifehouse & Switchfoot
With Special Guest Brynn Elliott

Tuesday, September 19

The Flaming Lips & Mac DeMarco

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Terrence Karpowicz’s Sculpture, “Finish”, on Display at White River State Park

A sculpture embodying the drive to achieve goals has been added to the collection of public art along the historic Washington Street Bridge in White River State Park.

Chicago-based artist Terrence Karpowicz originally created the piece, entitled “Finish,” for Art Prize in Grand Rapids, Mich. Recently on exhibit at the Meijer Sculpture Garden and several locations in Chicago, “Finish” will be on exhibit in White River State Park for the next two years.

The artist said “Finish” was inspired by the drive to achieve goals using every ounce of energy, wisdom, body and being.

“We felt the piece was especially appropriate with the variety of walks and runs that culminate in the Park,” said Carolene Mays-Medley, executive director of the White River State Park Development Commission. “We love making art accessible and free to everyone who visits the Park.”

The sculpture joins several other temporary pieces of art, as well as permanent pieces such as The Tent, which was the legacy project for the 500 Festival’s 50th anniversary.

SOURCE: White River State Park

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52 Cherry Trees In Bloom in White River State Park

Hoosiers who want to view cherry blossoms along a capital-city waterway don’t need to go to Washington, D.C. This week, cherry trees are in bloom along the White River in White River State Park.

A gift from Japan, Yoshino cherry trees were given to Indianapolis and other American cities in 2012 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the cherry trees that have come to define spring in our nation’s capital. Locally, the trees were kept in a nursery until last year so they could mature before being planted.

The 52 Yoshino cherry trees were planted on the west bank of the White River east of the Indianapolis Zoo by staff and volunteers from the Japan-America Society of Indiana, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and White River State Park to symbolize the ongoing friendship between Indianapolis and Japan.

“The cherry blossoms are such a lovely icon of spring in D.C.,” said Carolene Mays-Medley, executive director of the White River State Park Development Commission. “I encourage everyone to check them out right here in our own backyard.”

SOURCE: White River State Park

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March for Babies 2013 is May 11 at White River State Park

March for Babies 2013 takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at White River State Park Celebration Plaza (in front of NCAA). Registration is at 9am, and the start time is 10am. Started in 1970, March for Babies is the March of Dimes premier fundraising event. Affecting more than half a million babies each year, premature birth […]

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O.A.R. at The Lawn on June 29th

O.A.R. (…of a revolution) will perform live on Saturday, June 29 at 6:30pm (doors at 5:30pm) at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park along with special guests Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone. O.A.R. has been busy having recently released Live on Red Rocks in late 2012 and their latest full-length album King in summer 2012.King was […]

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The Avett Brothers at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park on Sunday, September 30th

The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park proudly welcomes The Avett Brothers live in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday, September 30th @ 7:30 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.).

Please bring a canned good, or monetary donation, to benefit Gleaners Food Bank to the concert.  Donations will be collected at each entrance and a drawing for the Avett Brothers signed guitar and signed Avett Brothers concert poster will be announced after the show at the main entrance Gleaners information table.  The winner will also be notified by phone/text.

Please contact Jenny Kremer with any questions or for donations at

317-432-0032 or jenny@theavettbrothersfans.com.

Ticket Information: Advanced reserved seat tickets for The Avett Brothers are $36.50 + fees. Advance lawn tickets (general admission) are $32 + fees. Day of show lawn tickets (general admission) are TBD. Advance limited 4-pack lawn tickets are available for $99 + fees, while supplies last. Tickets are on sale now through LiveNation.com, at the Old National Centre Box Office (except day of show), all Ticketmaster outlets or 1- 800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to day of show price increases. Premium Seats (Tweet @VIPSeatsIndy): For VIP Box and Season Ticket information at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park or other Live Nation Indianapolis venues, call 317-249-2752 or by email at vipseatsindy@livenation.com

 

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Family Flicks in the Park Presented by Family Leisure at Celebration Ampitheter at White River State Park

For the first time,White River State Park will be hosting a series of family themed outdoor films as the perfect early fall family event. Situated in a beautiful outdoor ampitheater adjacent to White River, Family Flicks in the Park presented by Family Leisure will showcase contemporary family films on 35′ tall outdoor screen creating the perfect backdrop for a family night out under the gorgeous fall Indiana skies. Admission tickets are reasonably priced at just $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Don’t miss this premier family event, only at White River State Park!

Friday nights in September and October
Seating begins at 7:30, movies begin at sundown

Family Flicks in the Park is co-presented by The Heartland Film Festival

Celebration Ampitheter at White River State Park
801 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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311 & Slightly Stoopid at The Lawn at WRSP in Indianapolis on August 14th

311, Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites are playing at The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7PM.

Tickets are $27.00 , plus service fees, and can be purchased at LiveNation.com.

Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets

Would you like to go see 311 for FREE courtesy of Live Nation?

To enter please fill out the form below or e-mail us with your full name,valid e-mail address by 9:59pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 and one (1) lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a pair of tickets.

Your information is confidential and will only be used for contacting the winner and for prize fulfillment purposes.

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Giveaway Rules:

  • One entry per person
  • Open to Indiana residents
  • Fill out the form above or e-mail us with your full name & valid e-mail address to be entered to win by 9:59pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2012
  • You MUST be able to attend the show
  • Tickets will be mailed to the winner

The winner will be notified by Wednesday, August 8, 2012 via e-mail.

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17th Annual Rib America Festival

Once again Downtown Indy will rock this Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3, 2012, when the 17th annual Rib America Festival presented by Indiana Pork Farmers returns to Military Park.

The 2012 Rib Fest music lineup has just been announced:

Live Music

Friday, August 31st
Music starts at 5:30 p.m.

  • Duke Tumatoe
  • Eddie Money
  • George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic

Saturday, September 1st
Music starts at noon

  • Upshot
  • Twin Cats
  • The Werks
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpastafunk
  • moe.

Sunday, September 2nd
Music starts at noon

  • PictureYes
  • Hunter Smith Band
  • Night Ranger
  • Tesla

Monday, September 3rd
Music starts at noon

  • Dude
  • Borrow Tomorrow
  • Cheap Trick

*All Artists are Subject to Change without Notice.

More 2012 Rib Fest news will be announced here are it’s released.