Lakes Festival Now Accepting Vendor Applications

WINONA LAKE —The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College is now accepting vendor applications for the 2017 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival this Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28. Food and commercial vendors will be located outside at Center Lake Park in Warsaw, Ind. Vendors must be set up … Read More

Center For Lakes & Streams Analyzes Samples Of Center Lake Following Reports Of Public Concern

WARSAW —  On Dec. 28, the Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College was contacted with a concern that Center Lake was exhibiting a reddish tint. Following this, on Jan. 3, Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock, contacted the Center for Lakes & Streams with reports … Read More

Annual Lakes and Streams Art Contest Seeks Entries

WINONA LAKE — The Center for Lakes & Streams is drawing attention to Kosciusko County’s local waterways with their annual student art contest, inspired by the lakes and streams. The ninth annual Lakes & Streams Art Contest is now accepting entries. The theme for this year’s contest is “Life at … Read More

Over 700 Students Participate in Annual Lake Adventure Day

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Over 700 students from 29 classrooms in Kosciusko County participated in the Center for Lakes & Streams’ annual Lake Adventure Days Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22 and 23 at Lucerne Park and Winona Lake. The Center for Lakes & Streams partnered with local volunteers, local … Read More

Center For Lakes & Streams Addresses New Lake Threat: Starry Stonewort

LAKE WAWASEE — This summer, the Center for Lakes & Streams, at Grace College, began a new project to monitor starry stonewort on Lake Wawasee. Starry stonewort is an invasive algae which can pose a threat to lakes as it can form dense, thick mats which inhibit boat … Read More

WACF Receives WPOA’s Annual Chief Award

SYRACUSE — The rain moved on and the sun came out just in time for the Wawasee Property Owners annual dinner meeting on the SS Lilly Pad Saturday evening, Aug. 20.

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Log Jam Removal Will Have Economic And Educational Impact

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Canoeists may remember traveling down the Tippecanoe River years ago. It was an incredible experience. Wanting to share that adventure with the new generation, however, has not been possible the last 10-20 years. Log jams have hindered easy navigation down the river. Until now. Efforts … Read More

Cruise Combines History With Ecology

LAKE WAWASEE — The first Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Lilly Pad Cruise, as part of its annual summer Lake Talk and Eats appears to have been a success with a boat full of people of all ages participating. The cruise combined lake history with the ecology of the lake through WACF programs and research by the Center for Lakes & Streams.

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Center for Lakes & Streams Receives National Grant

WINONA LAKE — The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College recently received $15,000 from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. to promote water resource education. The center will use grant money to improve and expand efforts to increase environmental literacy in Kosciusko County through K-12 programming … Read More

County Lakes Are Bringing In The Bucks

NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce members and guests were presented with a program, “The Value of Our Lakes,” by Seth Bingham at the general monthly meeting. It was held noon Monday, June 13, at the North Webster American Legion Post 253.

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Adventure Race And Paddle Wars Featured At Lakes Festival

By MADISSON HEINL Communications Specialist, Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College WINONA LAKE — This year’s Northern Indiana Lakes Festival on June 11 and 12 will feature several new events, including the Crawfish Adventure Race, presented by Metzger’s Outdoors and Paddle Wars, presented by P4C Paddlers … Read More

Spring Interpretive Hike Saturday

By MADISSON HEINL Communications Specialist, Center for Lakes & Streams WINONA LAKE — The Center for Lakes & Streams is hosting a free spring interpretive hike this Saturday, May 14, beginning at the Lake City Greenway, through Heritage Trail. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the … Read More

Art Projects Unveiled, A Musical Evening Enjoyed

  WARSAW — The weather was perfect for May’s First Friday, May 6. With temperatures in the low 70s families converged downtown for a musical evening. A highlight of the evening was the unveiling of Current Effects: Clean Stormwater Art Project at Warsaw City Hall. Brief comments were … Read More

Warsaw Indiana Town Hall

Board of Works Approves Agreements, Contracts And Project Pay Applications

WARSAW — Road closing requests, agreements, project pay applications and contracts were part of today’s, Friday, May 6, Warsaw Board of Public Works bi-monthly meeting. Heather James, events coordinator for the Center for Lakes & Streams received the approval to close Canal Street to traffic from 7 a.m. … Read More

‘Musical May’ Theme For May 6 First Friday

WARSAW — “Musical May,” featuring music from the 1900s to 1940s, is the theme for May’s First Friday, May 6, as the monthly event continues its presentation of a “Decade of Change.” The evening will also feature the unveiling of the Current Effects project. The night’s events will … Read More

Clean Waters Partnership Steering Committee To Meet

By EILEEN OAKS Outreach And Marketing Specialist, The Watershed Foundation WARSAW — The Clean Waters Partnership steering committee will be meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, 523 S. Buffalo St. Warsaw. The steering committee is working on developing a watershed … Read More