On May 18th, we conducted a “Paddle Protest” and paddled White River from the Canoe County rental facility in Daleville to Edgewater Park in Anderson, a distance of about 9 miles. Approximately 50 paddlers participated coming from as far north as Fort Wayne and as far south as New Albany.
Those who had not canoed (or kayaked) that section of the White RIver had their eyes opened wide by the beauty and serenity of the heavily forested, and mostly development-free, riparian corridor.
This was an initial “test run” and, as a result of its success, it will likely be followed by similar on-river educational float trips throughout the summer as well as several land-based guided tours of the natural heritage of the area.
Here is a YouTube video produced by Randy Dillinger.