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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Cattail Awards

Award Winner – Nancy Nelson

At the recent Lake Celebration and WACF Annual Meeting, two Cattail Awards were presented for outstanding environmental service in our watershed. This year the awards were presented to Nancy Nelson and Scott Fetters.


Anderson Farm Tour

We welcomed a special guest at the recent Ag Tour of Anderson Farms. Andrea Keller, the executive director of the Syracuse/Wawasee Chamber of Commerce brought State Representative Curt Nisly. Pictured is WACF executive director Heather Harwood discussing the importance of farming practices to the watershed with Representative Nisly.


Johnson Bay East Preserve

WACF’s newest acquisition (January 2018) is Johnson Bay East Preserve which neighbors the Johnson Bay wetlands and the B&O Railroad to the north and Johnson Bay wetlands to the west. This special 41 acre preserve once provided the outflow of Dillon Creek into the Johnson Bay/Wawasee wetlands and headwaters.