Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) is focused on holistic solutions that integrate six related elements. Each element has a taskforce to identify and support projects connected to each waterway.

metricae Guiding Principle: Use experiential sensory engagement to infuse art and natural beauty into each waterway community.
metricsco Guiding Principle: Create artistic, beautiful, and welcoming access points to our waterways that are within a 10 minute walk or a 20 minute bike ride on dedicated, well-maintained paths, sidewalks, and bike lanes.
metricsec Guiding Principle: Waterway improvements become an opportunity for economic growth for adjacent neighborhoods.
metricsed Guiding Principle: Empower individuals to make a difference in their community by educating them about the watershed, its history, and its value to their neighborhoods.
metricseg Guiding Principle: Create conditions that improve ecological form and function.
metricswb Guiding Principle: Identify health and wellness of communities within watershed bounds and improve them through the development of zones for active play, physical fitness and spiritual healing. Devise long term strategic partnerships to ensure sustained programmatic uses.

Element Committee Chairs

Jim Walker, Big Car
Lashawnda Crowe-Storm, Flanner House/Big Car/Northwest QOL

Brian Payne, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Alphons Van Adrichem, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Jamison S. Hutchins, City of Indianapolis

Tom Swinford, Department of Natural Resources
Becky Dolan, Butler University Department of Biology

Tedd Grain, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Curt DeVoe, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP

Mark Kesling, The daVinci Pursuit
Jill Hoffman, Empower Results

Gabriel Filippelli, Center for Urban Health, IUPUI