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WACF honored by WPOA

WACF honored by WPOA 

At the recent Wawasee Property Owners Association meeting aboard the SS Lillypad, the WACF was awarded the annual WPOA Chief’s award.  The award reads: ‘It is with extreme appreciation that the WPOA conveys the Chief Award to:  WACF recognizing your unending generosity and dedication to making sure that Lake Wawasee continues to be the Premier Lake in all of Indiana.’

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Highlights from the 2016 Annual Meeting

cattail awardsWACF presents Cattail Awards 

The WACF honored Rob DeBeck and Jerry Riffle at the July annual meeting with the WACF Cattail award for outstanding service and contributions to the health of the watershed.  WACF chairman Joan Szynal (center) presented the award to Rob (left) and Jerry (right).

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

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WACF Earth Day Celebration 2016

WACF Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day-13Community residents from 1 to 91 years old gathered on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day with the WACF. After a short, educational presentation by WACF board member, Pam Schumm; some attendees took a short nature walk on the WACF trails or created wildflower “seed bombs”

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WACF Acquires New Property

3_28_2016Between the Lakes

2016 – Recently, the WACF has acquired the waterfront property located east of the Wawasee-to-Syracuse Lake main channel and across the road from the Channel Marker restaurant. This beautiful location was for decades the Searfoss family homestead. The property will now be known as “WACF Between-the-Lakes.”

“WACF Between-the-Lakes” is approximately seven acres with nearly 1,600 feet of water frontage adjoining the crucial Mud Lake wetlands.

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Non-Profit / Service Organization of the Year Award

Pam-HeatherChamberAwardsOn January 26th, 2016, the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards banquet. WACF was surprised and honored when we were awarded the Non-Profit / Service Organization of the Year award. Accepting for the WACF was executive director Heather Harwood. In addition, WACF board member and chairman of the Education committee,

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Oakwood Group Pier Application

Oakwood Group Pier Application for 248 boat slips by Buckingham Co.

WACF’s primary concern is water quality and the ecological issues affecting Conklin Bay as a result of the installation of the group piers.  We have had numerous scientific studies of this area completed including Conklin Bay (Diagnostic Feasibility Study by Commonwealth Biomonitoring,

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Annual Meeting Announcment

Dear Friends of WACF: Please join us for the….

WACF Annual Meeting
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 8-10am
WACF Education Center
11586 N. SR 13, Syracuse, IN

Continental Breakfast at 8am and Annual Update at 8:45am. Rod Edgell from the DNR Lake and River Enhancement is our guest speaker to discuss treatment and control of the invasive weed Starry Stonewort.

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WACF Education Center Master Plan

Introduction

The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) is a local public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. The Foundation was formed in 1991 to anticipate, search out, and solve threats to the Wawasee Area Watershed and to its water quality.

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WACF Annual Meeting

Please join us for the 2010 WACF Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the WACF Education Center at 11586 N. SR 13.  A continental breakfast will be served from 8 – 8:45 and the Annual Update at 8:45.  We hope to see you there!

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Spring 2010 Newsletter

WACF Spring 2010 News Letter

Spring 2010 Newsletter –  Now available for download! Just click on the picture above to start your download! Enjoy!

– WACF

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WACF 2010 Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 21, 8-10am
WACF Center

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WACF Board Meeting

WACF Board Meeting, Saturday, May 15, 8am

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May Education Center Committee Meeting

Education Center Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 13, 11am

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May Ecology Committee Meeting

Next Ecology Committee Meeting May 12, 4pm

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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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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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Every Thursday morning in July special free programs are offered for kids accompanied by an adult.  Each week’s activities are different so come once or for all four weeks. Find out more…..


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.


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…