On Sunday morning, The Watershed Foundation hosted their Summer Celebration brunch for donors at Tippy Creek Winery in Leesburg, welcoming more than 70 guests to celebrate the organization’s decidedly strong action for clean water in the Tippecanoe River Watershed.
TWF’s executive director Lyn Crighton spoke about the organization’s work and invited guests to learn more about watershed management and efforts to keep our lakes our local lakes healthy.
“We are leaders in the state,” Crighton said of TWF’s efforts. “The work we do matters. It makes a difference.”
TWF watershed conservationist Brad Clayton spoke about the importance of TWF’s strong partnerships within the agricultural community and how the organization’s ability to work well with others has made it possible to undertake many important projects that significantly impact water quality.
Tashina Lahr-Manifold of the Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District brought a rainfall and runoff simulator, providing TWF’s donors with a strikingly visual example of how rainwater moves and how important it is to keep soil in the field and out of the water.
At the closing of the event, guests participated in facilitated discussions about the work of TWF, the legacy they hope to achieve through TWF and how best to help TWF.
Each family took home signs to proudly display in their yards sharing the message “We Support Healthy Lakes – The Watershed Foundation.”
Our lakes need help. Our lakes need you. You can volunteer on clean water projects, take an action pledge, attend an event, donate funds – there are so many ways to make a difference! Will you join us?