Kosciusko County Land Trusts
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is one of the leading global conservation organizations, working to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Since 1959, The Nature Conservancy in Indiana has helped to protect more than 100,000 acres of forests, wetlands, prairies, lakes and streams and maintains more than 70 nature preserves across the state.
Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation
The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) is a local public not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. The Wawasee Watershed covers 24,448 acres including Wawasee, Syracuse, Bonar and Papakeechie lakes as well as ten lakes in the upper Turkey Creek sub watershed. The Foundation was formed in 1991 to anticipate, search out, and solve threats to the Wawasee Area Watershed and to its water quality.
ACRES Land Trust
Founded in 1960, ACRES Land Trust is Indiana’s oldest land trust and is dedicated to owning and protecting natural and working lands, inspiring people to value, appreciate and support these places for the benefit of all – today and forever. Thanks to member and volunteer support, the group offers trail systems for public enjoyment at many of its preserves.