Blog Archives

Fall 2015 Newsletter

2015 Fall Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Starry Stonewort in Syracuse Lake – Spring 2015

Syracuse spring 2015 SSW locations Wawasee spring 2015 EWM distribution Wawasee spring 2015 SSW locations

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan 2014

Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan

This report was funded by the IDNR through a grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. It summarizes exotic plant management efforts on Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake. These lakes are located in Kosciusko County, Indiana near the town of Syracuse.

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Spring 2015 Newsletter

2015 Spring Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Uncategorized


Fall 2014 Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Spring 2014 Newsletter

14-spring-wacf-newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Fall 2013 Newsletter

Fall-2013-Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Boating In Shallow Water Harming Lakes

Deb Patterson

Boats specialized for wakeboarding and surfing create large wakes and need to be operated in deeper water

Skiing, wake boarding and now surfing are popular sports on the area lakes. Specialty boats, to create the wakes for wake boarding and surfing,

Read more ›

Posted in Critical Issues


Get Optimum Performance, Go In Deeper Water

Deb Patterson

“I tell them if they are surfing or wakeboarding go no shallower than 10 feet (of water),” said Preston Schenkel, salesman at Main Channel Marina and knowledgeable of the new Malibu Wakesetter and other boats used for wakeboarding and surfing.

Read more ›

Posted in Critical Issues


Fewer Impacts At 10-Feet Or Deeper

site-iconstaceypageonline.com/2013/08/09/fewer-boating-accidents-at-10-feet-or-deeper/

Deb Patterson

Studies of the effects of motorized watercraft on the aquatic ecosystems by numerous experts in the field have been conducted and written as early as 1976. A majority of the studies were published in the 1990s.

Timothy Asplund,

Read more ›

Posted in Critical Issues


Spring 2013 Newsletter

Final Spring 2013 Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Expanding Education

education02Because so many threats can be traced to human actions, education plays a significant role in improving and maintaining the future quality of our precious lakes. Education of watershed residents and lake users can have the most significant impact on the present and future water quality throughout the watershed – this education is a primary focus of WACF.

Read more ›

Posted in Featured


Land Preservation

The primary mission of WACF is to preserve and enhance water quality, to that end, the long term goal is to acquire wetlands and endangered areas along the shorelines and feeder streams. A study, conducted by Commonwealth Engineering in 1995, has been and continues to be the guidepost for WACF actions and projects. 

Read more ›

Posted in Featured


Watershed Projects

Each year, the WACF relies heavily on grants from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) Section, to fund studies, construction projects, and regular aquatic weed control programs, which are all aimed at insuring clean water today and for future generations.

Read more ›

Posted in Featured


Ritter Branch

After completing projects in Dillon Creek and Village Lake Stream last year, WACF was continued work with the ERRA GLC grant and a new DNR LARE grant at Ritter Branch. Ritter flows into Hindman Lake upstream in the 10-lake chain. The WACF canoe trip travels through Hindman Lake about ½ down the canoe trip trail,

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Thorpe Concept Plan Report

Click here to read the Thorpe Concept Plan Report

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Fall 2012 Newsletter

Final Fall 2012 Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Spring 2012 Newsletter

Final Spring 2012 Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Fall 2011 Newsletter

Fall Newsletter FINAL 2011

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Village Lake Tributary Stream Stabilization As-Built Engineering Design Report

Click here and read “Village Lake Tributary Stream Stabilization As-Built Engineering Design Report”

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


WACF Education Center Enhanced Wetland

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Kayak Stroll

Kayak Stroll

Read more ›

Posted in Events
Tags: ,

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Click to View
FINAL Spring 2011 Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Lakescaping for Wildlife and Water Quality Indiana Addendum Oct 2009

To download the pdf right here and click “Save As”.

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Fall 2010 Newsletter

Click to View
FINAL Fall 2010 Newsletter

Read more ›

Posted in Newsletters


Turkey Creek Sediment Trap Project

Click to View

fw_Lake_Wawasee_Turk..>

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


LAKE WAWASEE AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE – 2006

Click to View

fw_Lake_Wawasee_AVMP..>

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


LAKE WAWASEE, KOSCIUSKO COUNTY EMERGENT VEGETATION SURVEY IN ECOZONE AREAS OF JOHNSON AND CONKLIN BAY AND TIER II SURVEY RESULTS – 2008

Click to View

fw-LARE-LakeWawaseeE..>

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Wawasee Area Watershed Management Plan

Click to View

Wawasee_Wtrshd_Mngmn..>

Read more ›

Posted in Studies


Bayshore Watershed Sediment Control Final Report

Click to View

Wawasee_Bayshore_Wtr..>

Read more ›

Posted in Studies



Lake Line Magazine Article

Our WACF Executive Director, Heather Harwood, has written an interesting and informative article on preserving water quality that was recently published in the Fall 2017 issue of LakeLine Magazine. You may read it here.


DNR visits WACF

Indiana DNR Director Cameron Clark (left in photo) and Deputy Director John Davis took time from their busy schedule last month to tour the WACF Education Center property with WACF Executive Director Heather Harwood (right in photo).


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.