Troopers Helping Students Learn Team Building And Conservation

By SGT. TED BOHNER Indiana State Police Bremen District Public Information Officer SYRACUSE — Two Indiana State Troopers from the Bremen Post traded in their police cars in favor of rubber rafts for a few days this week. For the past three years Trooper Kyle Dukes and Trooper … Read More

Herdrich Family Placed On WACF Founders Society Wall

  SYRACUSE — The Herdrich family is the latest name plate to be added to the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s Eli Lilly Lifetime Founders Society wall, at the educational center in Syracuse. A brief recognition was held Friday evening before a social gathering of society members. Five of … 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

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

Lake Talk & Eats Series Begins At WACF

SYRACUSE — The first of three summer Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Lake Talk & Eats took place Saturday, June 3, at the Levinson-LaBrosse Wetland and Educational Center, SR 13, Syracuse. The series kicked off with the annual native plant sale from several local nurseries/garden centers. New this year … 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

Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber Asks For Help Cleaning Up Town Earth Day Weekend

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce will be once again cleaning up SR 13 from Ace Hardware to the railroad tracks.  Volunteers interested in helping cleanup our town are asked to contact the chamber by calling (574) 457-5637 to sign up.  Cleaning up will take place from … 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

Plenty Of Activities For This Year’s Wawasee Winter Carnival, Despite No Ice

SYRACUSE — The 2017 Wawasee Winter Carnival is back and planned to be better than ever. This year’s event will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Regardless of weather conditions, all but two events will be held. Most events will be held on … 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