By EILEEN OAKS
The Watershed Foundation Marketing and Outreach Specialist
WINAMAC — Tippecanoe Watershed Foundation was awarded a grant by the Arrow Head Country Resource Conservation and Development Area during its meeting Tuesday, March 21, in Winamac. TWF staff attended the meeting in which more than $55,000 in grants were awarded to 15 groups from seven counties in the RC&D area.
TWF received a generous $4,200 to fund the first annual Snapshot Water Monitoring program. This project will engage businesses, organizations, students and adults in testing the water quality of 100 sites across the entire watershed.
The one-day snapshot of our entire watershed’s health will indicate where potentially overlooked water quality issues exist, and will connect a large group of stakeholders to their water resources. The event is currently scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20. More information will be available soon at www.watershedfoundation.org.
Arrow Head Country RC&D has given more than $185,000 in grants during the past three years to all 10-member counties.
Arrow Head Country RC&D Inc. is a non-profit organization comprising all of Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko Marshall, Miami, Newton, Pulaski, Starke, and White counties. The purpose of the organization is to provide local leadership for developing and carrying out a plan for the orderly conservation, development, and wise use of the natural resources, thereby improving the quality of life for all the people living in the area.