Lake

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources recently announced the recipients of the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program grants.

The goal of the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) Program is to protect and enhance aquatic habitat for fish and wildlife and to ensure the continued viability of Indiana’s publicly accessible lakes and streams for multiple uses, including recreational opportunities. This is accomplished through measures that reduce non-point sediment and nutrient pollution of surface waters to a level that meets or surpasses state water quality standards.

The Invasive Aquatic Vegetation Management Grant Awards were given to the following northeastern Indiana recipients:

  • Adams Lake (LaGrange) $21,600
  • Atwood Lake (LaGrange) $7,920
  • Beaver Dam Lake (Kosciusko) $2,000
  • Big Long Lake (LaGrange) $16,000
  • Big Turkey and Henry Lakes
  • (Steuben/Lagrange) $36,000
  • Center Lake (Kosciusko) $14,500
  • Chapman Lakes (Big Chapman and Little Chapman) (Kosciusko) $39,600
  • Crooked Lake (Steuben) $6,500
  • Dewart Lake (Kosciusko) $10,400
  • Hamilton Lake (Steuben) $39,000
  • Jimmerson Lake (Steuben) $14,500
  • Lake George (Steuben) $6,500
  • Lake Pleasant (Steuben) $22,900
  • Pike Lake (Kosciusko) $3,700
  • Pretty Lake (LaGrange) $6, 100
  • Snow Lake (Steuben) $6,320
  • Stone and Brokesha Lakes (LaGrange) $13,460
  • Sylvan Lake (Noble) $5,000
  • Tippecanoe Lake chain (Tippecanoe, James and Oswego Lakes) (Kosciusko) $41,400
  • Wall Lake (LaGrange) $12,000
  • Wawasee and Syracuse Lakes (Kosciusko) $13,000
  • Webster Lake (Kosciusko) $34,180
  • West Lakes Chain (Jones, Steinbarger, Tamarack, Waldron) (Noble) $13,000
  • West Otter Lake (Steuben) $22,200

LARE Sediment Removal and Logjam Removal Project Grant Awards were given to the following northeastern Indiana recipients:

  • Jones & Tamarack Lakes (Noble) Sediment removal $74,000
  • Lake Wawasee (Kosciusko) Sediment removal $150,000
  • Lime Lake (Steuben) Sediment removal plan $7,500