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Indiana's annual 'Canoe to Work Day' continues to grow

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 18:39:58-04

INDIANAPOLIS — It may not be the most practical way to get to the office, but on Friday, people hit the water for the eighth annual 'Canoe to Work Day.'

About 50 people paddled down Fall Creek to the White River. The Chris Burke Engineering firm started the event as a way to encourage people to out onto local waterways.

It has grown through the years, as the very first Canoe to Work Day just had a handful of participants.

The event has blossomed to include people from across the state of Indiana and even a group participating from Chicago.

Organizers say Canoe to Work Day is an opportunity to see their work from another perspective.

"We work with a lot of water resource projects, and we get to see them from the land side all the time, but very seldom do we get to actually come out and see what we're doing to improve these waterways," Jeremy Morris, Director of Construction Engineering at Christopher Burke Engineering, said.

Mayor Joe Hogsett has joined the Canoe to Work Day crew for several years and was back again to start his workday on the water.