Working Together to Create a Plan for Healthy Lakes & Land in Our Community
Beginning at Lake Tippecanoe, the Tippecanoe River and its tributaries flow through the center of Kosciusko County. This entire watershed area drains to the Tippecanoe River, encompasses 20-25% of the county, and includes four major lakes: Pike, Center, Winona and Chapman, plus many smaller lakes.
The Clean Waters Partnership was created to develop a watershed management plan (WMP) for this area. In the process of building a WMP, we will gather and examine all the available watershed data, get input from the community, itemize the critical problem areas in the watershed, set goals and create an action strategy to get the improvements completed. A highly competitive, $200,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will fund this stage of the project. (Learn More)
What Can You Do to Begin Improving the Lakes & Streams in our Community?
- Become a Partner in the Clean Waters Partnership. Donate – time, talent and treasure to get our local efforts going.
- Learn and spread the word. Help organize meetings and outreach events so everyone – cities and towns, farms, businesses, civic organizations, government agencies, and schools – knows about the watershed and participates in planning.
We are very excited about this initiative, which wouldn’t be possible without support from our community! Thank you!
The Watershed Foundation has been through this process and is excited to guide this journey. Partners include the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams, City of Warsaw, Town of Winona Lake, Kosciusko County Health, Planning, & Emergency Management Depts, and the Surveyor’s Office, IN-American Water, Zimmer Biomet, the Builders’ Association, the Recycling Depot, the Kosciusko County SWCD, and Center, Chapman, Pike & Winona Lakes.