WACF honored by WPOA

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Photo by Deb Patterson of the Mail Journal staff

WACF honored by WPOA 

At the recent Wawasee Property Owners Association meeting aboard the SS Lillypad, the WACF was awarded the annual WPOA Chief’s award.  The award reads: ‘It is with extreme appreciation that the WPOA conveys the Chief Award to:  WACF recognizing your unending generosity and dedication to making sure that Lake Wawasee continues to be the Premier Lake in all of Indiana.’The WPOA also presented the WACF with a $5,000 donation.  Heather Harwood (left, executive director of WACF) accepted the award presented by Kay Young (right, president of the WPOA).

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Annual WACF Lakes Celebration

Each year the WACF hosts a mid-summer get-together to socialize, eat and hear a short presentation on what WACF has been working on this past year. Cattail awards will be presented for outstanding environmental service. Brunch will be generously provided by The Channel Marker restaurant, and Bart’s Water Sports will present on-water instruction and demos of Stand Up Paddle Boards. See you there!

Details: Saturday, July 28 at 10:30 AM and will be at the WACF Education Center on S.R. 13


On Wednesday July 11, 18 & 25 from 9 AM to 11 AM we’ll once again offer Wetland Adventures for elementary children (kids need to bring an adult). Activities will include topics related to “Life in a Freshwater Lake”. We’ll do experiments, crafts, and go on a canoe scavenger hunt.


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.