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The Lakes Council Position Paper on the Proposed CAFO

Water Testing Results - Reports and Spreadsheet
includes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Reports

Slide Show Presentation: "The Economic Importance of the Lakes" by Pete Hippensteel (pdf)

Read the 2015 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.


Our 2015 membership drive is on.
Learn more.

Monthly Meeting (more info)

Bobber Watchin' summer 2015 newsletter

Soundings fall 2015 newsletter

Call Sue Myers for with your questions pertaining to the lakes.


101 Lakes Trust

Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District

Be safe. Take the DNR online boating class online. (view site)

Download forms and other publications from the DNR web site. (view site)

Northeast Indiana Solid Waste
Management District (view site)


"Protecting Our Lakes
    Today, for Tomorrow"


Web Sites:
Clear Lake - Crooked Lake - Hamilton Lake
Lake James - Lake George - Snow Lake - West Otter - Ball - Big Otter - Big Turkey - Fox - Golden - Jimmerson - Gage - Pleasant - Lime - Little Otter - Long Lake


Web Sites:
Indiana DNR - Nuisance Wildlife Information Hotline
Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District
Wood-Land-Lakes Printable Brochures
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
Farmers Market

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