The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College was recently the recipient of a plot of land along one of the lakes in Kosciusko County. A story at the online news site, InkFreeNews, reports the land was sold to benefit research and educational efforts at the Lilly Center. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Money From Land Sale Will Help Lilly Center Research
Rather than put the land up for sale, Marylou Hipskind donated a green stretch of open ground on the Lake Wawasee shoreline in the Enchanted Hills development earlier this spring to the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams. Eventually, the land was sold by Lilly Center and the funds will be used for research and educational efforts, said Dr. Nathan Bosch, director of the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.
Bosch added the funds will also be used for ongoing educational efforts toward K-12 students, as well as community education for all age groups.
Lilly Center does extensive research and sampling of local lakes each summer, he noted. Different depths are sampled and Bosch noted, for example, Lake Wawasee is 80 feet deep. “We check top to bottom and look for nutrients, the oxygen levels, which is important for fish to live in and the algae and algae toxins. Blue-green algae produces toxins that can be harmful to people and pets.”
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