KLAS Undergoes Major Rebranding

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – To keep up with program growth, Kosciusko Lakes and Streams was renamed the Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College. The renaming was part of a more extensive rebranding effort that included a new website and logo. “Our mission will remain the same: … Read More

Lawn Irrigation Contributed To Low Lake Levels

A research study on Wawasee and Syracuse lake levels during the drought of 2012 has been completed and Kosciusko Lakes and Streams has released its findings. In short, “Lake levels were likely affected by residential irrigation in 2012, though groundwater inputs to the lake likely compensated for some … Read More

WPOA Presents $5,000 Donation To KLAS

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Wawasee Property Owners Association’s president Kay Young presented a $5,000 donation to Dr. Nathan Bosch, director of Kosciusko Lakes and Streams on Thursday. The donation from the WPOA will be used by KLAS to further their local educational programs and continue in caring for area lakes. WPOA also … Read More

KLA Discusses Aquatic Ecology At WACF

Pictured discussing Kosciusko County Lakes and Watershed are: (seated) Diana Castell, Volunteer Educator for Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation; Heather Harwood, Executive Director, Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation; and (standing): Dr. Nathan Bosch, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Executive Director of Kosciusko Lakes and Streams at Grace College; KLA Moderator Allyn Decker, Grace College; KLA Cadets Shelbi Gillette, Helvey & Associates and Nick King, Airport Manager, City of Warsaw. (Photo provided)

Kosciusko Leadership Academy met at the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation to learn about Aquatic Ecology in Kosciusko County. Nathan Bosch, Ph.D., director of Kosciusko Lakes and Streams, shared there are 114 lakes In Kosciusko Count including those with two or more acres. There are 106 lakes of 5 … Read More

KLAS Bringing Lakes Into Classrooms

One of the most popular local aquatic organisms in the Lake in the Classroom aquariums is the crayfish. Pictured are two crayfish coming out of their hiding places to meet local students in one of the aquariums. (Photo provided)

Kosciusko Lakes and Streams Center at Grace College has found a way to connect local students with the lakes that are in their community – by bringing a small part of those lakes into the students classrooms. KLAS sets up aquariums in classrooms so students can get an … Read More

KLAS Grant To Aid In Beach Study

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WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Kosciusko Lakes and Streams center at Grace College has received a $40,100 grant to conduct an E. coli assessment at the public swimming beaches in Warsaw. The grant was awarded by the K21 Health Foundation. E. coli is a bacteria known to cause … Read More

KLAS Was Focus Of Builders Meeting

Anna Burke, Kosciusko Lakes & Streams program manager, spoke at the General Membership Meeting of the Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties at Champagne Jam. Information was provided on water quality, water in the classrooms project, lake water testing, and landscaping with natural plants. Members were given the 10 … Read More

Lakes Festival A Success

Kosciusko Lakes and Streams, which is Grace College’s water research center, hosted the fifth annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival over the weekend. The festival took place in Warsaw and Winona Lake Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. “The lakes are vital to our economy, environment, recreation and our very … Read More

Water-Themed Art Contest Winners Named

Whitko High School freshman Danielle Glunt named her winning piece, “Quiet Bliss.”

The Kosciusko Lakes and Streams center at Grace College announced the winners of the 2013 Wonderful Water Student Art Contest this week. KLAS challenged county fourth- through 12th-grade students to create a one-dimensional piece of art capturing the wonder of the lakes and streams. Artwork was judged on … Read More

Grants Awarded For Tippy River Cleanup

The Tippecanoe Lake Chain, Lake Wawasee and Syracuse Lake were among 17 projects receiving grant money for a sediment removal plan and funds awarded to remove a logjam in the Tippecanoe River. The local grants totaled $63,000. The Department of Natural Resources grants totaling more than $850,000 will … Read More

KLAS Teaches Students To Be Mindful Of Water

Kosciusko Lakes and Streams hosted four schools of fourth-graders today at Pike Lake for their biannual field day, “Our Lakes, Our Treasures.” Student volunteers from Grace College taught fourth-graders from Jefferson, Harrison, Milford and Warsaw Christian Schools about the importance of protecting the lakes and streams in Kosciusko … Read More

‘Lake In The Classroom’ Program Growing

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Julie Martin’s third-grade classroom at Eisenhower Elementary School recently became home to an aquarium of local fish. Part of the Lake in the Classroom program operated by Grace College’s Kosciusko Lakes and Streams center, this marks the 20th aquarium placed in a Kosciusko County school or community center … Read More

National Grant Awarded To KLAS

Dr. Nate Bosch, director of Kosciusko Lakes and Streams at Grace College, pictured in the center, is presented a check by Dave Illingworth, left, president of Toyota of Warsaw, and John Rice, general manager of Toyota of Warsaw. (Photo provided)

Grace College’s Kosciusko Lakes and Streams center received $25,000 from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. to promote water resource education. KLAS will use the money to improve and expand its efforts to increase environmental literacy in Kosciusko County and the northern Indiana region. “It’s encouraging to get such a … Read More

City, KLAS Partner For MS4 Mandates

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Warsaw is the only MS4 community in Kosciusko County and that designation means the city is mandated to follow guidelines set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems – also known as MS4 programs – are defined “as a conveyance or system of conveyances … Read More

Student Illustrated Calendar Promotes Waterway Awareness

Area students are using a unique way to raise awareness of our lakes and streams. They’re using our local waterways to inspire their art for a new calendar. The calendar promotes good stewardship of our lakes and streams. Young artists in fourth through 12th grades study the lakes … Read More

Tippecanoe River Clean-up Needed

Don Reinholt of Warsaw was named Veteran of the Month at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting. A U.S. Army veteran, he joined the military after high school graduation in 1954 and served in Germany until 1956. A sergeant, he played two winters with the Army’s basketball team, playing teams in other countries.Married to wife, Carla, the couple have three sons and they own Reinholt’s Town Square Furniture. (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

In an effort to get Tippecanoe River cleared of debris, a meeting was held last week to discuss clean up efforts. Today, the Kosciusko County Commissioners heard the results of that meeting. Last Thursday, Kosciusko Lakes and Streams hosted a meeting, along with the county’s emergency management office … Read More