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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Native Plant Talk and Sale

June Native Plant Talk and Sale

Join us on June 2nd, 2018 from 9 am to 11 am for an informative talk (9 am) on the use of Native Plants.  After the talk, Native Plants will be for sale from three local nurseries.  Come see why it’s best to GO NATIVE! Find out what other “Lake Talk and Eats” Events are scheduled for this summer!

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.


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.