SYRACUSE — The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, celebrating its 25th year, has created a video telling its story and its dedication to preserving clean water in the Wawasee area watershed.
Viewers can follow the flow of the water through the lakes and wetlands in this watershed. Additionally the video promotes understanding of WACF’s work to protect the wetlands that filter the lake water.
Scenic photos of the lake, activities, wetlands and the Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center of WACF start the video. The sole mission of the WACF is to preserve and enhance the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. Travel from Knapp Lake in the upper watershed north/south continental divide to the dam at the outlet of Syracuse Lake.
The mission of WACF is expressed along with its projects and programs. Among the programs highlighted is the annual summer canoe trips down the 10-lake chains of the watershed. Studies, erosion control, shoreline stabilization, land protction and educational events are noted as projects. Over $1.5 million in projects have been completed.
The video is narrated by Chris Roberts. It was directed by David Brandes, former board chairman, and produced by Brandes and Heather Harwood, executive director. The still photos were taken by Susan Brandes and Larry Baumgardt. Cole Griffin was the videographer and drone pilot.
The video and more information can also be found on the WACF website.