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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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Solar Eclipse Picnic Great Fun!

Over 150 neighbors gathered at the WACF Education Center on August 21 with their camp chairs and picnic food to view the moon take over the sun through WACF supplied NASA approved safety glasses. We felt the temperature drop, the wind still, and the light turn to dusk levels.


2017 Cat Tail Awards

The WACF Cat Tail Awards for outstanding service to the watershed were presented at the WACF annual meeting on July 29, 2017 to Diana Castell, Betsy Roby and Kenny Bolles. Pictured are Joan Szynal (WACF Chairman), Diana Castell and Doug Yoder (Vice-chairman).


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.