By MADISSON HEINL,
Communication’s Specialist, Center For Lakes and Streams
The summer months provide several opportunities to take advantage of Kosciusko County’s over 100 lakes. This summer, the Center for Lakes & Streams is educating residents on how to best have fun on our local waterways.
Throughout the next few months, Center for Lakes & Streams staff will be visiting service clubs and lake associations around the county to deliver research and educational presentations. The center focuses on lake and stream research and regularly samples local water resources to analyze how clean and healthy the water is. The Center for Lakes & Streams also acts as a community resource and collaborates with the Kosciusko County Health Department to provide up-to-date online information concerning beach closings due to E. coli levels at lakes.grace.edu throughout the summer months.
The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, this June 5-20, also provides opportunities for lake fun and learning. On June 20, at Center Lake, several workshops are being offered that will help attendees better understand how to take care of our waterways through composting, planting native plants, constructing a rain barrel, learning how to cook native fish and exploring green cleaning solutions. The Lakes Festival is free and provides an opportunity for community members to celebrate local waterways in a fun environment. For a full list of events, to sign up for a workshop, or to sign up as a volunteer for the festival, visit lakesfestival.org.
The Center for Lakes & Streams website and newsletter regularly provide information concerning events happening around the lakes. To sign up for the center’s newsletter, visit lakes.grace.edu.
The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts applicable research, engages and educates residents and collaborates with other organizations in efforts to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County cleaner. For more information or to support their efforts, visit lakes.grace.edu.