To protect, restore, and promote appreciation of Sugar Creek and its watershed.

July 11 Float Trip - Cancelled

Jul 11 2015 - 1:00am
Jul 11 2015 - 11:59pm

At This Time, No Plans to Reschedule

We're incredibly, incredibly sad and disappointed to announce that once again our efforts have been thwarted by Mother Nature, and we are forced to cancel the July 11th Family Float due to weather and unsafe water levels on Sugar Creek.

At this time no future date is scheduled for this event. Should this change, all who registered for the Family Float will be contacted, and free canoe rentals received will be honored. For updates on this matter, please visit our Facebook page and website.

May 23 - Spring Creek Clean-up

Friends of Sugar Creek Spring Cleanup
When: Saturday, May 23rd at 9 a.m.
Where: Sugar Creek Trail and Bachner Nature Preserve

The Friends of Sugar Creek invite you to attend our 2015 Spring Cleanup. The event will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at 9:00 a.m. at both the Sugar Creek Trail and Bachner Nature Preserve. Volunteers may assemble at either site. Trash bags, gloves, and all cleanup materials will be provided. This event will take place rain or shine as long as the water levels are safe.

FSC Welcomes New Executive Director

A Warm Welcome From Our Executive Director Elizabeth Norris:

Elizabeth joined the Friends of Sugar Creek team as Executive Director at the start of 2015.

Dear FSC Members,

2015 Annual Members Meeting

Apr 23 2015 - 6:00pm
Apr 23 2015 - 8:00pm

The Friends of Sugar Creek invite you to attend our 2015 Annual Meeting! The event will take place on Thursday, April 23, at the Crawfordsville Masonic Temple (221 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN).

On this evening we will:

- Highlight important events from 2014
- Present our new Executive Director, Elizabeth Norris
- Discuss our goals for the coming year
- Elect new board members
- Honor outgoing board members

A complimentary dinner is included, and will begin at 6:00 PM. The event is open to the public.

2014 Fall Creek Clean-up and Sugar Creek Celebration

Sep 13 2014 - 8:45pm

Help with our annual fall Sugar Creek Clean Up 8:45 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 13.

Then join us for lunch beginning from 12:30 to 3:30 at the historic Younts Woolen Mill on the banks of Sugar Creek (Highway 32 W, first or second left after Yountsville Bridge).

Music provided by NutHatch, catering by Juniper Spoon.

Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Old Coke Plant parking lot (Lafayette Ave across from Creekside Lodge Restaurant in Crawfordsville).

Wear clothes and old shoes or boots suitable for clean up a creek.

Fall MEGA Creek Clean-up

Sep 14 2013 - 9:00am
Sep 14 2013 - 3:00pm

We'll be working at multiple access sites for this fall MEGA clean-up.

Volunteers can assemble at any site at 9 AM on Saturday. We will work
until Noon, then transport all trash and tires to the Coke Plant for a
celebratory pizza lunch. Gloves, trash bags, and bottled water will be
provided. The event will take place rain or shine as long as the water
levels are safe.

A number of local businesses have sponsored this event, including:
Clements Canoes, JM Thompson Insurance, Indiana American Water, McGaughey
& Sosbe Law Firm, Nucor Steel, Town and Country Home Center, Davidson

2013 Family Friendly Float Trip - 6/15

Jun 15 2013 - 9:00am

This year's Family Friendly Float Trip is scheduled for Saturday, June 15. We will float from the Sugar Creek Campground to the Sugar Creek Public Fishing area on Offield Monument Rd..

As always, we have set aside 15 free canoes and a few kayaks for participants who don't have their own. We will give a safety talk at the beginning and use designated leaders and sweepers to help make sure that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable trip.

2013 Spring Clean-up (May 4) a Success!

May 4 2013 - 10:00am
May 4 2013 - 2:00pm

We had a great turnout for the May 4 clean-up at the Sugar Creek Public Fishing Area and Bachner Nature Reserve. Thank you to all who attended and thank you to NICHES Land Trust and the Montgomery County Community Foundation for co-sponsoring the event.

2013 Annual Meeting

Apr 16 2013 - 6:00pm
Apr 16 2013 - 9:00pm

Our 2013 annual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, at 6 pm in the basement of the Crawfordsville Public Library. We hope you'll join us!

  • Featured Speaker: Greg Redding - "The Frisz Family and the History of Shades State Park
  • Yearly review
  • Business meeting
  • Potluck dinner
  • Meet other conservationists
  • Voice your creek concerns
  • Review new by-laws

59 Participate in 2012 Float Trip

We couldn't have asked for better conditions for the 2012 Family Friendly Float Trip. 59 participants took advantage of perfect weather and good water conditions to enjoy canoeing and kayaking on Sugar Creek.

Click here to see pictures from this year's event, which was co-sponsored by NICHES Land Trust with generous financial support from the Montgomery County Community Foundation.