Yearly Archives: 2009

Check the Events Calendar for new updates

Check the Events Calendar for new updates on WACF functions

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Next Ecology Committee mtg.

Title: Next Ecology Committee mtg.
Location: Center
Description: Next WACF Ecology Committee mtg., Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4pm
Start Time: 4:00
Date: 2010-04-14

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Next WACF Board mtg.

Title: Next WACF Board mtg.
Location: Center
Description: WACF Board Meeting, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8am, Center
Start Time: 8:00
Date: 2010-04-17

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Fall 2009 Newsletter

WACF Fall 2009 News Letter

Fall 2009 News Letter Now available for download! Just click on the picture above to start your download! Enjoy!

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Follow-up Blue-Green Algae Water Test produces lower results.

Follow-up Blue-Green Algae Water Test produces lower results

Ten lakes in Kosciusko and Whitley Counties were randomly selected for water testing the first week of September for blue-green algae and the algal toxin Microcystin.  Lake Wawasee was one of two lakes that tested in the high range for algal toxins (see chart below).

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State Reports High Levels of Blue-Green Algae in Area Lakes!

Ten lakes in Kosciusko and Whitley Counties were randomly selected for testing the first week of September for blue-green algae and the algal toxin Microcystin.  Microcystin is a toxin that is created by some blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria.)  Blue-green algae are found in all of our Indiana lakes, and some have the ability to create a dangerous toxin.

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Wawasee Watershed Diagnostic Feasibility Study

The Wawasee Area Watershed Lake Enhancement Diagnostic/Feasibility Study is not an academic study for the sake of studying lakes. This study is a results oriented project. Its purpose is to diagnose ailments, prescribe the most feasible cures, and be a guide to ultimately carry out the implementation of watershed treatment.

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Spring 2009 News Letter

WACF Spring 2009 News Letter

Spring 2009 News Letter Now available for download! Just click on the picture above to start your download! Enjoy!

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Boating Impacts

Summary of:  Boating Impacts
– compilation by Gwen White including:

Physical Impacts of Boating on Lakes by David F. Hill (who has consulted on the impacts of prop wash on eelgrass habitat and conducted field experiments on lakebed disturbances due to passing boats)

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WACF Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 15, 2009

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

WACF Center; 11586 N. SR 13;

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Northern Indiana Lakes Festival

Title: Northern Indiana Lakes Festival
Location: Center Lake in Warsaw
More Information: Click here
Description: It is a one-day celebration of one of our area\’s most precious natural resources – water! The day kicks off with pancake breakfasts hosted by lake associations around the county,

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Water Quality Summary Report | September 2003

The purpose of the project is to provide a summarization of water quality data collected from eight studies in the Lake Wawasee watershed from the 1970s through current.  The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) intends to use the summary to understand the water quality trends for distribution to the community.

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Strategic Plan September 7th, 2007

Strategic Plan
September 7, 2001

Click Here to Download the Full Plan.

Prepared for WACF
Jennifer Kwasny

Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation
Strategic Plan

Table of Contents Page

1. Overall structure of the strategic plan_____________________________3

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Indiana Lakes Management Mini conference

Title: Indiana Lakes Management Mini conference
Location: WACF Center 11586 N. SR 13
Description: Indiana Lakes Management Mini conference
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2009-06-13

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Hoosier Riverwatch training

Title: Hoosier Riverwatch training
Location: WACF Center 11586 N. SR 13
Description: The Hoosier Riverwatch Training.
Start Time: 8:30
Date: 2009-05-23

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Lake Wawasee Emergent Vegetation Survey In Ecozone Areas Of Johnson And Conklin Bay – 2008

Executive Summary

V3 was contracted by the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) to complete Tier II aquatic vegetation sampling and ecozone vegetation surveying in Johnson and Conklin Bay.  This study was funded in part by the Lake and River Enhancement fund (LARE) as part of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fish and Wildlife which was obtained by the WACF. 

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Final Assessment Of Invasive Wetland Species & Management Plan For WACF Owned Parcels

Introduction & Background
V3 Companies, Ltd. (V3) was contracted by the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) to conduct an assessment of the exotic, invasive wetland species present in the properties owned by the WACF. In addition to the assessment, this management plan is intended to provide options for treating and controlling these exotic invasive species and replacing them with viable native wetland communities.

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Wawasee Area Watershed Management Plan Elkhart, Kosciusko, and Noble Counties, Indiana

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Wawasee Area Watershed encompasses approximately 25,000 acres in southwestern Noble and Northeastern Kosciusko Counties. The watershed lies in the headwaters of the Elkhart River basin. The watershed contains more than 25 lakes and many thousands of feet of streams. With funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife through the Lake and River Enhancement grant program the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) initiated the development of a watershed management plan in an effort to improve water quality in the lake and streams in the Wawasee Area Watershed.

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Lake Wawasee Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan

Executive Summary

The following report outlines a long-term vegetation management strategy for Lake Wawasee. Aquatic Weed Control was contracted by the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation to conduct aquatic vegetation surveys and propose a lake management plan based on the results of the surveys. Funding for this plan was provided by the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program.

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Water-Table Characteristics In The Lake Wawasee Basin And Vicinity

Introduction
Lake Wawasee is the largest natural lake in Indiana.  The lake is late Wisconsin age and occupies a massive ice-block depression in the classic interlobate area that lay between the Saginaw and Erie Lobes.  The lake is located in northeastern Kosciusko County, but a large part of the watershed is located in southwestern Noble County. 

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The Education Committee at WACF is proud to announce the recipient of the Volunteer of the Month for June 2021, Diana Castell. Congratulations, Diana!


New WACF Water Study


WACF is undertaking a new and comprehensive wetland water quality study that will allow us to focus our resources on the most critical hot spots. Read more….