New Board Leadership for The Watershed Foundation
Over the past 20 years The Watershed Foundation has been led by community leaders and visionaries. TWF’s Board of Directors has ensured the longevity of TWF’s mission to protect and improve our lakes and streams by making crucial decisions, utilizing cutting-edge environmental research and contributing countless volunteer hours.
During TWF’s December Board of Directors’ meeting long-time board member and past president of Webster Lake Conservation Association, Terry Frederick , was elected as the president th Chapman Lake resident Greg Hall as his vice president. Lake Tippecanoe resident Vicki Bolles was elected as secretary and previous TWF President Natalie Fierek was appointed as Treasurer. One of TWF’s newest board members, Ted Burnworth, was appointed to the executive committee as the at-large representative. Tom Snyder, Lake Tippecanoe resident and former president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, was elected to the 15-member Board.
Special recognition was given to retiring Treasurer Bob Schwartz for his 16 years of service. Although he will no longer serve as a board member, his council will continue as a Director Emeritus.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 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 three years alone, these efforts have prevented over 556 million pounds of weeds and algae from growing in area lakes and streams.