• Alliance Member

Our Mission: The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) is a local public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. The Wawasee Watershed covers 24,448 acres including Wawasee, Syracuse, Bonar and Papakeechie lakes as well as ten lakes in the upper Turkey Creek sub watershed. The Foundation was formed in 1991 to anticipate, search out, and solve threats to the Wawasee Area Watershed and to its water quality. The Foundation is dedicated to enhancement the watershed and works hand-in-hand with property owner groups, the State Department of Natural Resources and other governmental and civic organizations that share its concerns. The Foundation was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) corporation, thus enabling it to provide tax advantages for gifts and grants.

Land Protected

Indiana

Demographics

  • Year first joined

    1992

  • Adopted 2017 Standards & Practices

    Yes

  • Number of supporters

    726

  • Number of volunteers

    46

  • Number of board members

    19

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Trails

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Public Access

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Conservation Priorities
Agricultural Land

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Forests

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Wildlife Habitat

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Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance powers our nearly 1,000 member land trusts to permanently protect and conserve the land we need and love, ensuring it will be there for today and tomorrow.