More Wetland Woes

More Wetland Woes

According to the September issue of Izaak Walton League’s “Conservation Currents”, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers have released a final rule amending the January 2023 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule to conform with the...
Redistribution of Water

Redistribution of Water

Many of you from central Indiana will have already heard about the LEAP Innovation and Research District, the project that will transform thousands of acres of Boone County farmland into a high-tech business district. However, most people in northern Indiana are...
Magical Flowing Wells

Magical Flowing Wells

One of the stops on the June Lakeside Loop bike ride was a demonstration by Stream Team volunteers. They talked about the various pollutants that are being monitored and demonstrated how the equipment is used. The conversation evolved to how “safe” the lake water is....
Anyone Else Have a Rash?

Anyone Else Have a Rash?

Have you, or someone you know, developed a rash after swimming in the lake? I get contacted every year by people wanting someone to “clean up the lake” to prevent it from happening. They forget that the lake is a highly interactive, natural ecosystem, not a swimming...
Declining Lightning Bugs

Declining Lightning Bugs

Credit: KFSM The flashes of lightning bugs, or fireflies as some people call them, on a warm summer night remind many of us of a childhood sense of wonder. Who hasn’t poked holes in the lid of a glass jar, stuffed it with grass to make it more comfortable and then...