WINONA LAKE — Starting this summer, Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams is offering an event series that will give people access to time-tested best-practices, guidance from ecological professionals, and hands-on lake and stream activities to enjoy with the whole family. The center is excited to offer this suite of resources. There’s something for everyone, from business owners and families to local government and lake associations.
Family-friendly and hands-on, expeditions get you out into nature. At an expedition, you could take a hike through a local wetland, explore the wonderful world of macro-invertebrates, or see wildlife up close!
Workshops are designed for people who want to take the next step to build skills and learn what actions to take to protect water quality. Topics include native plants, green cleaning, thinking through land/water ethic, and more.
Join these webinar training sessions to learn how to identify and deal with threats to our water bodies. This will amplify the “boots on the ground” effort and allow you to voluntarily monitor for invasive aquatic plants, blue-green algae, spills and pollution, as well as provide tools to conduct your own clean-up efforts.
Lunch & Learn Series
Geared toward professionals, lunch & learns provide information on integrating business and conservation practices, as well as assistance to get certifications for businesses and citizens who are taking steps toward sustainable processes.
Here are a few of the upcoming events:
Leopold Education Project/Educator workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16, in the Winona Lake Senior Center, 1590 Park Ave., Winona Lake.
An aquatic invasives webinar on Blue-Green algae from 1-2 p.m. July 20, online.
Take an expedition on the Beyer Trail from 10-11 a.m. Aug. 8.
There will be a native shoreline workshop from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Lilly Center, 1151 Beta Drive, Winona Lake.
For more information visit lakes.grace.edu or contact the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at (574) 372-5100 ext. 6445.