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

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The Event

This year's event was a huge success! In early 2020, watch for information about "The Event" 2020…




Lake Celebration & Brunch

Join us on Saturday, July 27 at 10:30 AM for our annual Lake Celebration & Brunch. This year we will have a special update on the WINS water study that will be presented by Dr. Jerry Sweeten. The brunch is courtesy of our good friends from The Channel Marker restaurant. Hope to see you there!


Wetland Adventures for Kids 2019

Every Wednesday morning (9-11:30) in July (10, 17, 14 & 31) we’ll be holding special fun and educational programs for elementary age kids. Join us for one or all. Admission is free and no registration is required. More details HERE.


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.


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….