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).


annual meetingWACF Celebrates 25 Years 

The WACF annual meeting in July celebrating the 25 years of WACF service to the watershed had a huge and enthusiastic attendance.  A delicious breakfast was provided by M the Market and reports on the history and future of the WACF were presented by David Brandes, Joan Syznal, Heather Harwood and Terry Clapacs.

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Spring Eco Walk

Join Dr. Nate Bosch (director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams) and Heather Harwood (executive director of WACF) on March 2 at 10 AM for a spring interpretive hike on WACF’s beautiful trails. Heather will share the history of WACF’s property and the value it adds to Lake Wawasee; Dr. Bosch will delve into the scientific and ecological elements along the trail. This is a free event and sign-up is helpful but not required.


Key WACF Acquisition

After a full 20 years of negotiations with the property owner, WACF has acquired what is arguably their most important property. The Turkey Creek Inlet Preserve (across from Runaway Bay) filters the approximately 43% of water flowing into Lake Wawasee. Please take a few minutes to listen to Tom Yoder explain the importance of this property to Lake Wawasee.


Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams hosts WACF

Heather Harwood, executive director of WACF was given a tour today of the new Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams (LCLAS) facility by the Center director, Dr. Nate Bosch. Heather and Nate meet several times a year to share ideas and update each other on the activities of their organizations.


New WACF Water Study


WACF is undertaking a new and comprehensive wetland water quality study that will allow us to focus our resources on the most critical hot spots. Read more….