The Lakes Council Position Paper on the Proposed CAFO
Water Testing Results - Reports and Spreadsheet
includes 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Water Quality Reports
Slide Show Presentation: "The Economic Importance of the Lakes" by Pete Hippensteel (pdf)
Read the 2014 Annual Membership Letter.
The DNR has furnished important information regarding the invasive plant Hydrilla. The DNR has also furnished new information about Canada goose management.
Phragmites: Have you seen this invasive plant?
Phragmites Plants Near Hal-Mark Rentals on Hardcourt Rd.
Phragmites is an invasive plant that kills good plants by crowding all other plants. The DNR, Soil & Water Conservation District and other groups are requesting your help to locate areas where Phragmites plants are growing.
Please help by calling the Lakes Council office at (260) 665-1730 to report locations of Phragmites plants in your area.
The Lakes Council
For 41 years the Steuben County Lakes Council, located in Angola, Indiana, has been working to protect the
lakes and streams of Steuben County, Indiana.
As an environmental organization, one of our main goals is to educate the public about water quality issues. Our educational programs reach Steuben County students of various ages to share information about preserving water quality and wildlife. We also provide a scholarship for a Trine student studying Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Representatives from the various county lakes attend our monthly meeting to share information about issues affecting their lakes and to learn about county planning issues affecting all of the lakes.
The Lakes Council is run by volunteers like you who are interested in maintaining and improving the lakes environment here in Steuben County. We invite you to become a member, attend our monthly meetings, and contribute in a small or large way to making Steuben County a better place to visit and live.