By EILEEN OAKS
TWF Marketing and Outreach Specialist
It’s officially Lake Season.
If you are anything like us, you have a plethora of pictures — from animals and nature, to family and playtime in your camera or on your phone. At The Watershed Foundation, one of our favorite things is connecting others to the watershed community in a way that helps promote understanding about how we are all, in some way, connected to and benefit from our natural water resources.
We would love to see how you live, learn and play on our area’s lakes and streams. Our annual photo contest, “Picture your Watershed” is a great way we can connect with our natural resources and our community.
Your pictures tell the story of how the lakes impact and affect your life. We would love to see them, share them, and let others know how important they are to protect and improve upon.
You can enter your pictures through The Watershed Foundation’s Facebook page by selecting the “2016 Photo Contest” tab on the top of the homepage or through our website. The competition is open to all pictures taken in the Upper Tippecanoe River watershed, spanning from Crooked Lake in Whitley county through south of Warsaw. We encourage everyone to submit their favorite pictures from the land and lakes in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed.
Hurry though. We are only accepting pictures until Nov. 1, and then we will begin open voting for the “People’s Choice” awards. For more rules and conditions, visit our website.
TWF was founded in 1997 to protect and improve water quality in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed; spanning from Crooked Lake in Whitley County to Lake Tippecanoe in Kosciusko County. The Clean Waters Partnership was founded a year ago as an extension of TWF in the Warsaw-Winona area.
Over the past 19 years, TWF has worked with farmers and lake residents to implement over 150 water quality improvement projects. In the last three years alone, these efforts have prevented over 556 million pounds of weeds and algae from growing in area lakes and streams.