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

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Harkless Foundation Announces Grants For 2016

SYRACUSE — The Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation announces the foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to organizations in the Syracuse community. According to James E. Caskey, foundation president, grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum — $13,000 Syracuse Cemetery Association — $10,000 Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation … 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

Christmas Lighting Social At WACF

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation will be hosting its second annual WACF Christmas Lighting Social at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The event will take place at the WACF Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes & Wetlands Education Center, one mile south of Syracuse on SR 13.

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Falltastic Trail Walk At WACF

SYRACUSE — Join others at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Levinson-LaBrosse Education Center, SR 13 one mile south of Syracuse, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and/or Sunday, Oct. 16, for the second annual Falltastic Trail Walk.

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Students Bug Out At WACF Second Annual Bug Fest

SYRACUSE — Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation helped to get students engaged in taking care of the world they live in with the second annual Bug Fest. Fourth-graders from North Webster, Syracuse and Milford schools participated in this event. The event was held at the Levinson-LaBrosse Education Center during three days.

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WACF Hosts Rafting Experience For Freshmen

SYRACUSE — There wasn’t a dry person or student upon the return of the first Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation watershed rafting adventure Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7. Wednesday was the first of three days for groups of Wawasee High School freshmen to take a little more than four hours out of their normal classroom schedule to learn in a different way.

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Deisters Added To WACF’s Eli Lilly Founders Society

SYRACUSE — A group of Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation board members and past inductees to the Eli Lilly Lifetime Founders Society gathered at the Levinson-LaBrosse Lakes and Wetlands Education Center Friday evening, Aug. 26. The occasion was to celebrate those who have been inducted and the newest inductees – Mark and Cindy Deister, Fort Wayne.

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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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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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Celebration Of 25th Anniversary, Riffle, DeBeck Honored At WACF Annual Meeting

  SYRACUSE — Close to 200 came to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation Saturday morning, July 29. The event also honored two individuals for their dedication to the foundation as recipients of the annual Cattail Awards. Jerry Riffle and Rob DeBeck were … Read More