Monthly Archives: January 2009

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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Solar Eclipse Picnic Great Fun!

Over 150 neighbors gathered at the WACF Education Center on August 21 with their camp chairs and picnic food to view the moon take over the sun through WACF supplied NASA approved safety glasses. We felt the temperature drop, the wind still, and the light turn to dusk levels.


2017 Cat Tail Awards

The WACF Cat Tail Awards for outstanding service to the watershed were presented at the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017 to Diana Castell, Betsy Roby and Kenny Bolles. Pictured are Joan Szynal (WACF Chairman), Diana Castell and Doug Yoder (Vice-chairman).


Between the Lakes Progress

Master PlanDan Ernst of Earth Source, Inc. Landscape Architects is working with WACF director Sam Leman to create a master plan for the WACF Between the Lakes property (across from the Channel Marker). At the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017, Mr. Ernst gave a short presentation previewing the plan.

Video taken by Deb Patterson of Ink Free News.