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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In response to many inquiries regarding what seemed to be an abnormal amount of dead fish in Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake, WACF Executive Director Heather Harwood contacted DNR Fisheries Biologist Jed Pearson to request information. On June 15, Mr. Pearson issued a news release to the media…read the details.

WACF will continue to work closely with the DNR and will pass along any additional information that we receive.


The second Lake Talk and Eats event of 2017 will be the Annual Bug Catch at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 1st . This has traditionally been our most popular event of the year and the kids love getting wet and catching water bugs! So head to the WACF Education Center (1 mile south of Syracuse on SR 13) and join in the fun. A light breakfast will be served.


Annual Bug Catch


Canoe Trips 2017Canoe Trips

Our first canoe trip of the season will be on Friday, June 23. There will be trips on most Friday’s all summer with the last trip on August 18. More info on the trips and how to sign up here…