About Us

Taking Action for Healthy Lakes

Sherman Bryant

Who We Are

The Watershed Foundation is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting and improving water quality in the lakes and streams of the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed.

Founded in 1997, our organization began as the Tippecanoe Environmental Lake and Watershed Foundation (TELWF). TELWF’s first volunteers were residents of  Lake Tippecanoe who recognized that to protect individual lakes a larger vision was necessary – a focus on the entire watershed. Thus, TELWF became TWF: The Watershed Foundation.

Today, TWF works to protect water resources throughout the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed, a land area that covers 236 square miles and contains over 60 lakes, many creeks and streams, and the Tippecanoe River.

Our Land and Lakes

What We Do

We take a large-scale, proactive approach to protecting local lakes.

Water doesn’t follow political or governmental boundaries. It follows the geographical features of a land area, or watershed, draining into the nearest creek or river – and bringing pollution with it. Water quality problems and their solutions begin on land, so that’s where TWF focuses our efforts. We carry out our mission in three ways:

  • Engaging the public in learning and service opportunities
  • Uniting conservation partners to address water quality issues
  • Implementing projects that protect our local waters from pollution

Our Work and Impact

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    The TWF team is passionate about protecting local lakes.

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    The Board of Directors connects our mission to our community.

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The Watershed Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our work depends on grants and generous support from individuals and businesses. You can help protect and improve water quality throughout our watershed.

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