IMA/White River Survey

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is about to embark on a project related to the White River, and needs your opinion. They have partnered with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a museum planning and research firm to develop the survey. You will have a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. If you have questions, call toll-free 1-888-396-0376.

Follow the link to complete the survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QQ6NW77

If you know someone who needs a printed copy of the survey, contact Angela Herrmann or Karen Stone.

Revised flood wall plan comments due Friday March 4

Comments in response to the Army Corps of Engineers 2011 Environmental Assessment of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project are due Friday March 4, 2011. Attempts to increase the comment period by 90 days have failed.

This proposed plan includes substantial modifications, some of which may have an impact on Rocky Ripple and the Central Canal water supply for 600,000 Indianapolis residents.

The minutes from the February 28 special meeting held at the Riviera Club are available for review.

Army Corps of Engineers revise flood wall plan

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its 2011 Environmental Assessment of the Indianapolis, White River (North), IN Flood Damage Reduction Project.

This proposed plan includes substantial modifications, some of which may have an impact on Rocky Ripple. We will keep you posted as we learn more. Here is a copy of the U.S. Army Corps plan. Here is a photograph of the revised proposal.

Clean Water Issues Presentation in Rocky Ripple

Date/time: February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Rocky Ripple Town Hall, 930 West 54th Street

The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has recently received a small grant to cover the cost of making a minimum of 50 clean water related presentations to Homeowner Associations, Civic Groups, and other organizations within Marion County Indiana prior to March 31st, 2011.  The purpose of these presentations are to provide interested organizations an improved “conservation awareness” of water quality and quantity issues and potential services that are available from the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, the Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Upper White River Watershed Alliance, and the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District.

All are welcome.

Rocky Ripple Town Council Updates

Minutes are posted

Visit the Meeting Minutes & Budget page to read the latest minutes.

The next Town Council meeting takes place July 13, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Trash Collection Schedule Adjusted for Independence Day

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that there will be no residential trash, heavy trash, or curbside recycling service on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.  All residential trash, heavy trash, and curbside recycling routes will run one day behind for the entire week, with Friday routes being serviced the following Saturday.

All services will return to normal schedules on Monday, July 12.

Residents can find information about their trash schedules at www.indy.gov/dpw.

Hearing again rescheduled

The trial of Rocky Ripple’s former clerk-treasurer is has been rescheduled.

Move Mulch at Fountain Park Saturday

Residents are invited to move mulch and create trails in Fountain Park Saturday June 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. So far, Butler staff, alums, and faculty have removed invasive weeds (a previous work day had been rained out). Rocky Ripple’s own Simple Man’s Tree Service donated time and labor to chip the honeysuckle that J.F. New and Associates cut down.

Turtle Time with Travis

Everyone is welcome for an afternoon turtle adventure. Travis Ryan, associate professor of Biological Sciences at Butler University, will share some information about local turtles. Following the presentation, everyone will head out to the White River and Central Canal to go turtle hunting. Common local species include, red-eared sliders, map turtles, and soft shell turtles.

Meet at the Town Hall Saturday June 19 at 3 p.m. The program ends at 5 p.m. Download the Turtle-Time flyer.