The Mounds Greenway would be a linear park along the White River with boundaries that generally follow the river’s flood plain and provide a trail connection from the western limit of Muncie’s White River Greenway to the eastern limit of Anderson’s White River Trail. With connections to the Cardinal Greenway, there would be 109 miles of trails.
The Mounds Greenway is so named because of the proximity of Mounds State Park and the Great Mound earthen structure created by Native Americans thousands of years ago.
The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is strongly in favor of the proposed greenway as an alternative to the controversial Mounds Reservoir plan. HEC has compiled great information about the proposal, its virtues, and how you can help make it happen.
HEC – Get Involved – Action List (PDF)
HEC – The case for the Mounds Greenway (PDF)
HEC – Side-by-side comparison of the Mounds Greenway and Mounds Reservoir (PDF)
HEC – Narrative description to accompany plan maps (PDF)
HEC – Maps of conceptual plans (Smaller PDF – 32MB) (Larger PDF – 61MB)
HEC – State of Indiana’s 1979 analysis of the White River’s recreational potential (PDF – 41MB)
HEC – Web page continually covering the Mounds Greenway issue (Link)
HEC partnered with the local Friends of the White River to lobby against the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir, which is — at least for now — stalled after town councils in Daleville and Yorktown voted in September not to join a commission to guide the project into a third phase of study.
The Herald Bulletin has a great December 6th, 2015 article about the Mounds Greenway proposal.
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