Yesterday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, carried a story about efforts to plant a native landscape on the shores of Winona Lake at the Winona Lake Park. Longtime members of the Charis Fellowship will remember the park, which serves the community of Winona Lake, Ind., as the site of Camp Bethany, where Brethren National Youth Conference (now Momentum Youth Conference) had its first sessions. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the whole story.
Shoreline Is Getting Healthy At Winona Lake Limitless Park
The Watershed Foundation’s reconstruction of 500 feet of Winona Lake’s Limitless Park shoreline is underway, following months of an intensive public education campaign.
“This project has taken years of planning,” said Lyn Crighton, TWF executive director. “To see it come into fruition is overwhelmingly exciting for us, as well as our many partners and generous funders!”
Two main health and safety issues affecting the park will be remedied with the implementation of this project.
“The old crumbling seawall was a safety hazard for park visitors,” said Crighton. “And as the remaining shoreline eroded it diminished water quality by adding sediments and algae-inducing nutrients to the lake, especially with large boat wakes. In addition, the landscape of primarily turf grass had attracted an overpopulation of exotic invasive Canada geese and their numerous droppings.”
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