Maple Wood Nature Center
and LaGrange County Nature Preserve
Maple Syrup Days is coming up!
March 21-22 we celebrate the maple sugar harvest.
We are also scheduling schools for Maple Syrup Making and tours of the syrup operation. Contact us for details on school tours, email@example.com.
Northern hardwood forest, wooded swamp, and wet prairie. There are miles of hiking trails. Excellent habitat for wildflowers, birds, and trees. Maple syrup season is celebrated the third weekend of March with Maple Syrup Days.
For more information call (260) 463-4022.
Amenities: picnic, hiking, wetlands, interpretive center
Hours: Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00pm (closed Sundays in July)
Location: 4550E 100S LaGrange, IN. Download directions to Maple Wood
GPS: N41 37.578 W085 20.264
Someone is missing a row boat on Royer Lake. It has landed at John & Nancy Block’s shore line. You can contact them at 260 499 0087
Our Farmer’s Market went very well. We became W.I.C. and Senior certified. The Parkview Hospital partnered with us to help people make better choices in their lives. More fresh organic food went out to the low income families. Local people came out to support their Farmer’s Market.
Thanks to all that supported our local Farmers Market. See you all in 2015.
The annual Fish and Royer Lakes flotilla was Friday, July 4th. You can see the fun here.
Should you know of anyone who needs their pier put in this year we know a wonderful young man. He has the time now as his business will pick up in June and does a great job. He has already put in several here on our side. Would appreciate it if you pass the info around.
Applications for the 2014 Fish/Royer Lake Scholarship are now available from TJ Hemlinger, 2270 South 460 East Lagrange IN 46761 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The $250 scholarship is given annually to a Lake Association member current in his or her dues or a family member who is pursuing an education beyond high school. Included are college studies or trade schools, such as Ivy Tech or cosmetology, for example. The application form is simple and requires a short, one-paragraph answer to the question, “What should the purpose of a lake association be?”
The deadline for applications to be received is May 1, 2014. The Association has budgeted $250 for the scholarship, but last year’s winner received $446.67 due to individual donations by Association members.
In the fall newsletter I discussed the extensive water quality testing and watershed management plan development for the Pigeon River Watershed, which includes our lakes. We continue to design and install best management practices for our agricultural neighbors. These practices will continue to reduce the excessive nutrient and bacterial loading that occurs at our inlets on both lakes. At this point we have identified all the sites that need remediation and the landowners are cooperating with our efforts. Nearly all of the intended best management practices, designed to reduce runoff, will be installed by next fall. If you have any questions concerning the project, please give me a call at 260-350-1943, or drop me an email at email@example.com.