Lilly volunteers work on water project

October 11, 2012

More than 8,000 Eli Lilly and Co. employees are out of the office Thursday, working on volunteer projects aimed at cleaning up and protecting Indianapolis waterways. Lilly marshaled the power of its annual Global Day of Service to partner with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful on the grass-roots Reconnecting to Our Waterways initiative. Volunteers split into groups to work on areas around six of the city’s waterways: Pogue's Run, White River, Central Canal, Pleasant Run, Eagle Creek and Fall Creek. Lane closures along Fall Creek Parkway from Delaware Street to 38th Street snarled southbound rush-hour traffic.