On 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, Pam Schumm, was awarded Woman of the Year! Our thanks to the Chamber of Commerce for these awards.
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….