About Us

The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations in efforts to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County cleaner.

It’s simple: The lakes and streams of Kosciusko County aren't as clean as they can be.

We are letting too many nutrients, sediments and other pollutants enter our lakes and streams. This is causing problems. It’s causing too much algae and too many weeds to grow. It’s decreasing lake and stream health, safety and beauty. It’s making our lakes and streams fall short of their potential.

The Center for Lakes & Streams

  • conducts research that directs efforts to make lakes and streams cleaner.
  • provides resources to lake associations to enhance efforts to make lakes and streams cleaner.
  • engages and educates residents so we can include all of Kosciusko County in efforts to make lakes and streams cleaner.
  • collaborates with local organizations so we can increase effectiveness and reduce redundancy of efforts to make lakes and streams cleaner.

We have the expertise and tools to conduct guiding research. Led by a professor of freshwater science and outfitted with needed equipment, our center can perform high-quality research but at a local level focused on the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County.

We have the capacity and competency to provide resources. Our website is a clearinghouse of data, tools and other resources pertaining to Kosciusko County lakes and streams. Our offices house educational and scientific resources we make available to local communities.

We have the background and talent to engage and educate residents. Our staff is experienced at national and local levels with operating K-12 and community outreach programs. Our Grace College student interns and volunteers give us the personnel we need to effectively and efficiently conduct our education programs.

We have the infrastructure and positioning to lead collaborative efforts among local organizations. Our Grace College facilities accommodate meetings, workshops and other gatherings. With countywide perspective we help create working partnerships and facilitate exchanges of knowledge and expertise.

                                                        

We want our lakes and streams to be something we can all be proud of, to be clean, healthy, safe and beautiful. By supporting the Center for Lakes & Streams you’re ensuring that every effort is being made to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County cleaner.