Friends Of The Muscatatuck River Society

Today's Date is
Monday 23rd of April, 2018 -- 11:32 AM
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About the FMRS

Current Head Members

President: Jerry Davis
Vice President: Troy Jackson
Treasurer: Christinia Jayne
Secretary: Tom Moore
Scouting Leader: Jerry Davis
Equipment Manager: Les Ticknor
Web Master: Derrick Huntington

The Muscatatuck River winds approximately 59 miles through Jennings County. It is an important resource that provides drinking water to North Vernon, supports a very diverse fish population, is home to various waterfowl and provides recreational swimming, canoeing and hiking.

The Jennings County landscape is quite spectacular as the winding river has cut its erratic path through the limestone bedrock, creating many bluffs and waterfalls. Hardwood forests loom above the bluffs and buffer the river, yielding habitat for numerous species as well as some of the best wildflower spectacles in Indiana.

Over the past 150 years, our rivers and streams have been used as a means to "get rid of waste". The extent of this usage has had real ramification that threatened our standard of living. Over time, several laws have been developed to help us protect the water resource. However, people still break the law and pollute our waters. The Friends of the Muscatatuck River Society strive to change the mindset of those who pollute.

We first met in 1999, then started in 2000. We have accomplished much to keep our rivers clean.

We are a non-profit organization, operating under a 501(c)3 status with Historic Hoosier Hills Society

We are comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and other vital roles.

We have monthly meetings which typically are the 1st Tuesday of every month, that is open to the public.

We hold several events, which are as follows: Two River Clean-Ups, Annual Meeting/Fellowship, Participate in Day of Caring, and a Canoe Race.

We help to maintain the Vernon Commons in Vernon Indiana.

We also maintain an area that is deticated to the late Dan Shade, a founding member of the FMRS.

Our goals are:
1) Help keep the Muscatatuck River and it's tributaries clean of all debris.
2) Educate others on ways they can help.
3) Have fun!