Purdue University President Mitch Daniels to be Honored for Implementing the Healthy Rivers Initiative

(TERRE HAUTE) – Mitch Daniels will be honored Thursday by the Wabash River Development Beautification Inc., commonly known as Riverscape, for implementing the Healthy Rivers Initiative. The Healthy River’s Initiative was officially launched in 2010 by then-Governor Daniels at the Landing in Terre Haute. 

Purdue President Mitch Daniels

As Indiana’s governor from 2009-16, Daniels was responsible for a major expansion of wetlands restoration, including the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area in Terre Haute.

Riverscape will celebrate the Healthy Rivers Initiative during a special luncheon at the Landing starting at 11:30 a.m. Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and The Nature Conservancy will provide brief remarks about the success of the Healthy Rivers Initiative. The luncheon will conclude with a short film about Riverscape’s next chapter around 1 p.m.

Since the launch of the Healthy River’s Initiative, Riverscape has been busy planning, beautifying, and developing along the riverfront in Terre Haute. Many new businesses along the river have opened in the ten years since the launch of the Healthy Rivers Initiative. A healthy river provides opportunity for increased recreation and quality of life amenities.

To read more about Riverscape’s accomplishments click here.