WACF Earth Day Celebration 2016

WACF Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day-13Community residents from 1 to 91 years old gathered on April 22 to celebrate Earth Day with the WACF. After a short, educational presentation by WACF board member, Pam Schumm; some attendees took a short nature walk on the WACF trails or created wildflower “seed bombs” while others planted fifty new trees. On display were scores of posters created by area students for the school-wide “Trees of the Earth” poster competition and the winners were announced. This successful event will be continued annually by the WACF.

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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….