Our mission & vision

The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations to make the freshwater lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe, and beautiful.

The Lilly Center is housed on the first floor of the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex at Grace College.

We are a team of lake-science and outdoor-education enthusiasts, and we consistently craft standard-exceeding, data-rooted content for those in kindergarten through retirement. Unerringly on mission to protect lakes and streams, we collaborate with many businesses, lake associations and individuals to develop timeless resources. Our partners allow us to connect with a broader audience and unleash innovative solutions throughout the county.

Due to the Lilly Center’s diligent, strategic work, the lakes and streams in Kosciusko County are some of the best-studied in the state of Indiana. We have a storehouse of valuable data that shows patterns and trends in the health of our lakes, which in turn reveal specific action steps. The center also contributes science-based curricula to several local schools. Planned activities and in-house field trips give students and teachers a memorable, tangible way to positively impact creation. Through community-wide events, we also connect with families and individuals from every corner of the county. The Lilly Center serves, inspires and educates, and creates generational pathways to leadership and creation stewardship.