In 1991, at the suggestion of the Wawasee Property Owners Association (WPOA), the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created to protect, preserve, and enhance the Wawasee Area Watershed for present and future generations.
Since its inception, WACF has focused on land acquisition, land management, and education. It has protected over 800 acres of property within the watershed and over 10 miles of shoreline. On its properties, WACF has reconstructed wetlands, designed and implemented sediment control measures. Over the years WACF has had grants totaling over $1,000,000 in specific projects and activities aimed at limiting erosion and improving water quality in the Wawasee Area Watershed, thanks to the support of more than 400 annual partners in this work.
Lake Wawasee and the surrounding watershed form a tremendous legacy that we have received from our ancestors. As we look to the future, we seek to ensure that we pass on this important resource better than we found it – so that it can serve as a place for recreation and relaxation for our children and grandchildren and those to follow them. In order to ensure this future, we must be the best stewards we can be of this precious legacy.
Clean water is important to our very existence. Your support of the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation can help ensure the existence of Lake Wawasee – and clean water – for generations to come.