KLA Hosts Water Resources Session

KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko Leadership Academy met at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, located off SR 13 in Syracuse, for a session on the importance of protecting the Kosciusko County water resources.  Guest speakers included Dr. Nate Bosch, Director, Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College and … Read More

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Local Projects Receive LARE Grants

INDIANAPOLIS — Stream bank stabilization, habitat enhancement and watershed land treatment projects in Kosciusko County have received funds from the Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Lake and River Enhancement program. The local projects were among 25 statewide projects receiving a total of $1,183,200. Chapman … Read More

Cattail Award Winners, New Project Announced

  SYRACUSE — Recognition of three individuals who have given above and beyond of their time and talent and the announcement of preliminary plans for the Between The Lakes property were two of the highlights Saturday morning at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s annual meeting. Approximately 160 attended … Read More

WACF Annual Meeting Provides Updates Of Programs

  SYRACUSE — The state of the foundation was presented during the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Annual Meeting Saturday. During the close to 90-minute meeting guests heard from several board members on projects and programs. Dr. Joan Szynal, chairman of the WACF board, stated WACF is “all about … Read More

Wetland Adventures Provide Plenty Of Fun

  SYRACUSE — Approximately 40 youngsters, accompanied by adults, participated in the first of four Wetland Adventures at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, SR 13, Syracuse, Thursday morning, July 6. Those participating today learned about the watershed by creating a lake and a watershed. Pam Schumm, WACF board … Read More

Wetland Adventures For Kids Start Thursday

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation is offering special programs every Thursday morning in July for kids accompanied by a parent or adult. Learn about nature and the watershed with four activities each week including a canoe scavenger hunt (bring your own life jacket). The events will be … Read More

Largest Group Ever Participate In Bug Catch

  SYRACUSE — The largest group ever participated in the 2017 Bug Catch Saturday morning at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation. It’s estimated close to 125 adults and children participated this year having fun on the shore of Lake Wawasee and catching bugs. The annual bug catch is … Read More

Join The Fun At WACF’S Annual Bug Catch

SYRACUSE — All you have to do is look at their faces and see their enthusiasm to know this event is one that is anticipated each summer by children, their parents and grandparents. The event is the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s July Lake Talk and Eats Bug Catch. … Read More

Cocktails By The Lake Raises Funds For CCF

  SYRACUSE — An opportunity to learn about the Cancer Care Fund of Kosciusko County, along with an opportunity to support the fund was held Saturday afternoon, June 10, at the Cocktails on the Lake event. The event was held at the Ruddell Pavilion at the Wawasee Area … Read More

WACF Lake Talk and Eats begins Saturday

SYRACUSE — It’s time for the first Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Lake Talk & Eats event of the 2017 season at the WACF Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Educational Center, 11586 N. SR 13, just south of Syracuse. A special double-header is planned for Saturday, June 3, with a … Read More

A Great Day To Celebrate Earth Day At WACF

SYRACUSE — Families and individuals visited the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center for its first Earth Day Festival Saturday afternoon. There was fun for everyone and a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. “It was better than we expected,” stated Dave Brandes, past … Read More

WACF Hosting An Earth Day Festival Saturday

SYRACUSE — Have some fun with outdoor activities and learning about lake health during this year’s Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Earth Day Festival. The event, free of charge, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center, one … Read More

WACF Undertakes Project To Improve Martin Creek Drainage

SYRACUSE — An upcoming project by Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation will benefit more than Lake Wawasee. The neighbors, farmers and Wawasee Middle School will also reap the benefits. Work will soon begin to improve drainage issues between Wawasee Middle School and CR 800E, known as the Martin Creek … Read More

Permit Granted For Boardwalk Across Conklin Bay Wetlands

SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation has received a permit to construct the boardwalk across the Conklin Bay wetlands and a trail parallel to SR 13 to Grandview Drive. Notification of a permit approval for the trail was approved by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, … Read More

WACF Hosts Christmas Lighting Social

SYRACUSE — The smell of burning wood in a fireplace and the path to Ruddell Pavilion lined with candelarias greeted approximately 50 guests to the Second Annual Wawasee Area Conservancy Christmas Lighting Social Friday evening, Dec. 2. The event took place at the WACF Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands … Read More