Stakeholder workshops for the White River Report Card

IAN has been helping the White River Alliance create a report card for the Upper White River, which flows through Central Indiana cities including Muncie and Indianapolis. The first stakeholder workshops were held in March with three separate 1.5-hour sessions, held at different times to maximize the number of participants (115!) that could attend. The workshops were conducted using an on-line whiteboarding platform, which is a flexible and engaging way for stakeholders to interact and provide input. Common values included recreation, wildlife and clean water, while threats included sewer overflows, land development, pollution, and public awareness. Next steps will be to work with stakeholders to identify ways to measure progress toward achieving goals for these topics.