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TWF fund established for critical Webster Lake Dam project

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

TWF Posted by: TWF

The Watershed Foundation has partnered with the Webster Lake Conservation Association (WLCA) to support a fundraising campaign to address urgent repairs to the Webster Lake Dam to ensure the dam’s safety and longevity. This project is critical to the future of Webster Lake, the town of North Webster, surrounding land and downstream waters including the Tippecanoe River and Lake Tippecanoe.

WLCA is a not-for-profit organization working to fund this critical project and establish a tax-funded conservancy district for ongoing maintenance. Additionally, funds are needed to pay associated current legal and engineering expenses related to the project. WLCA has already invested significant funds in litigation expenses to enforce a reconstruction and repair contract with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). While IDNR has offered to repair portions of the dam, additional expenses for legal and engineering services are needed to ensure proper representation and negotiation.

Community support is crucial to reaching the goal of raising $200,000 for immediate repairs and ongoing expenses. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online through The Watershed Foundation’s restricted fund for the Webster Lake Dam Project.

The Watershed Foundation (TWF) has established a restricted fund for the receipt of your tax-deductible donation to the Webster Lake Dam Project. TWF is a not-for-profit entity with 501(c)(3) tax status. TWF will confirm your tax-deductible donation in writing. TWF will hold your donations and apply them to expenses for this project.

Thanks to the generosity of a local couple who wishes to remain anonymous, our tax-deductible donations towards the Webster Lake Dam Project between April 3 and April 17, 2024, will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $10,000.

Donations may be made on-line to The Watershed Foundation at http://tinyurl.com/WebsterLakeDam; through a link on the WLCA website at www.lakewebster.net; or through a link on the WLCA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/343088493575948.

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Photo courtesy Michael Wyrick.