Indiana DNR (INDNR) has been awarded nearly $500,000 in grants for its Lake and River Enhancement program. This huge initiative to fight against invasive aquatic vegetation is spread among 36 projects covering 13 counties and 55 lakes. The largest of these projects is the Tippecanoe Lake Chain project, an effort including Tippecanoe, James and Oswego lakes in Kosciusko County and totaling $31,500 of work. Specifically targeted with INDNR’s newly-aquired grant are Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed and starry stonewort, all non-native species that can be problematic as they take over lakes. The program aims to improve the aquatic habitat as well as recreational activities like fishing and boating. To learn more about this program, please visit the INDNR website.
Lake & River Enhancement Program, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana DNR to Use Grant Money in Fight Against Invasive Aquatic Vegetation in State’s Lakes, Fox28
Aquatic Plant Management, The Education Store
Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources, Purdue FNR Extension (search ‘aquatics’ in the search field)
Aquaponics Video, Purdue FNR Extension
Indiana Department of Natural Resources