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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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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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WACF Christmas Lights

Once again we’ll be gathering in the Ruddell Pavilion with a roaring fire and some tasty chili to light our Christmas decorations and enjoy some good fellowship. Join us on Friday, December 1 at 5:30. It’s a great way to start the Holiday Season!


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.