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Weeks of Welcome 2019

IUPUI Weeks of Welcome:

Restoring Greenways Inaugural Trail Walk 

The Lilly ARBOR forest restoration site (partially flooded this past April) is one of many points of interest on the Welcoming Campus Trail.


The Center for Earth and Environmental Science invites students, faculty, and staff to join the inaugural trail walk of the Welcoming Campus Trail (WCT), which will take place during IUPUI's Weeks of Welcome.


The WCT is a project that is being developed as part of the Center's Welcoming Campus Innovators grant, Restoring Greenways - Connecting Communities.  

Welcoming Campus Trail map.


Located along the western edge of campus, the WCT loops the White River between 10th Street and the Washington Street pedestrian bridge, and includes upper and lower sections.  The upper section of the trail is paved sidewalk and is ADA accessible; the lower section, which runs along the base of the levee on the eastern bank of the river, is mostly hard-packed gravel (there are a few drainage channels filled with large stones).

Upper and lower trails.


When fully completed, users of the WCT will be able to access an interactive web site that will provide a trail map and information about various points of interest along the trail.  You never know what you may see along the  river!

In early spring, turtles bask on a "turtle log" that they share with a Canadian Goose.  A beaver-gnawed stump is visible in the foreground.


Inaugural Trail Walk

Date: Friday, September 6 

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting Location: stairs at the New York Street Bridge (red arrow on map - see above) 


Contact the Center's Assistant Director, Dr. Victoria Schmalhofer, if you have questions.



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