Lakes And Streams Festival Provides Fun While Learning

The Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation had a storm drain simulator available to learn where items going into storm drains end up.

The Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation had a storm drain simulator available to learn where items going into storm drains end up.

The weather was great for the final day of the Seventh Annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival. The event concluded at Center Lake, Warsaw, with numerous activities teaching the importance of protecting lakes and streams while having fun.

Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Center for Lakes & Streams, stated everything went perfectly as planned with visitors going through the educational booths and attending workshops learning about lakes and taking care of the lakes. The event is hosted by the Center for Lakes & Streams with numerous supporters.

Each visitor to the festival had an opportunity receive a passport, visit the education area to answer questions, receive stamps and win a free water bottle, plush turtle or mini aquarium. There was also an opportunity to enter a drawing for a stand up paddleboard and other prizes, by visiting the exhibitor area to have a punch card punched.

The day included a Silly Safaris Animal Show with various amphibians; reptiles and mammals; a 5,000 gallon fish tank; craft activities; workshops on composting, rain barrels and green cleaner; Water Waddle Kids Fun Run, water education exhibits, displays from area vendors, food and an evening concert featuring The Moon Cats. The city of Warsaw Street Sweeper was also on display and awards were presented to the Wonderful Water Art contest winners.

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