Taking Action for Healthy Lakes

Lakes and rivers are at the heart of the people of the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed. They provide a place for recreation as well as reflection. Lakes and rivers help us remember our past, while providing a vision for the future. They are a vital component of our economy and a focal point for bringing friends and family together. Healthy lakes are among the most precious gifts we can ensure for our community and leave to our children. We have the opportunity and responsibility to leave such a legacy for future generations.

The Watershed Foundation (TWF) was founded in 1997 to protect and improve water quality in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed; spanning from Crooked Lake in Whitley County to Lake Tippecanoe in Kosciusko County. The Clean Waters Partnership was founded as an extension of TWF in the Warsaw-Winona area. Over the past 20 years, TWF has worked with farmers and lake residents to implement over 200 water quality improvement projects. In the last four years alone, these efforts have prevented over 815 million pounds of weeds and algae from growing in area lakes and streams