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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

Urban Wildlife Walk at the 2015 White River Festival

IWF is excited to be hosting two events at this year’s White River Festival!  Join us in September on an Urban Wildlife Walk along the river. See below for full details.

Did you know there is an Urban Wilderness Trail right in the heart of downtown Indy? Acres full of natural beauty line the White River and can be found just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city! 

Join the Indiana Wildlife Federation on a FREE tour of the diverse habitats below IUPUI and the VA and Eskenazi hospitals. Explore the river banks, marshes, woodlands, and meadows that are home to all types of wildlife. Follow the tracks of water-loving egrets, spot a red-tailed hawk or bald eagle surveying their domain, or catch a glimpse of red foxes frolicking in the meadows. A painted turtle may even make an appearance so don’t forget to look down too! Wear sturdy athletic shoes, long pants, and bring your camera or binoculars for the best wildlife sightings.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16th - 12-1pm and Tuesday, September 22nd – 5:30-6:30pm

WHERE: Paid parking is available at White River State Park. Meet on the deck behind IUPUI’s National Institute for Fitness and Sport (250 University Blvd). 


There are tons of other great events happening during this year's festival. From art shows to fishing trips to film showings, there is something for everyone! Get more details HERE.

Here's a taste of what you'll find up and down the White River!

Minnetrista Family Adventure - Sept. 11-27, Mon-Sat from 9am-5:30pm and Sun from 11am-5:30pm @ Minnetrista Center Building (Muncie, IN)

Write, Collaborate, & Create on the White River - Sept. 12, 13, 17, 26, times vary @ Indianapolis Art Center

Lilly ARBOR Tour and DamNation Movie Showing - Sept. 18, 6-9pm @ IUPUI Campus Center Theater and Lilly ARBOR

Aquatic Animals - Sept. 26, 9am-12pm @ Indianapolis Zoo 

Down by the Riverside Hike - Sept. 27, 1-3pm @ Military Park