The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has awarded nearly $1.2 million for 25 lake and river enhancement projects throughout the state. The funds will cover work in 20 counties.

The work will include stream bank erosion, aquatic habitat and sediment and nutrient runoff projects. Local sponsors pay part of the cost, while the DNR covers its share through state boat registration fees.

DNR Fish & Wildlife Director Mark Reiter says "these projects are among many examples of how boat owners support conservation. With funding from LARE, local partners are making our waterways safer, enhancing habitat, reducing erosion and improving opportunities for boating and fishing."

August 2017 LARE Grant Award Recipients Include:

Water body (County)   -   Project   -   Grant Award

  • Blue River (Washington) - Watershed land treatment - $40,000
  • Cedar Lake (Lake) - Stream bank stabilization - $100,000
  • Cedar Creek (DeKalb) - Engineering feasibility study of stream bank erosion - $28,000
  • Clear Lake (Steuben) - Island shoreline stabilization - $96,000
  • Crooked Creek/Big Chapman Lake (Kosciusko) - Stream bank stabilization - $16,000
  • Crooked Lake (Noble/Whitley) - Wetland repair and renovation - $12,000
  • Driftwood River (Bartholomew) - Watershed land treatment - $30,000
  • Fawn River (Steuben) - Watershed land treatment - $30,000
  • Frank Jackson Drain/Pigeon Creek (Steuben) - Wetland enhancement - $67,200
  • Kabelin Drain/Pine Lake (LaPorte) - Watershed diagnostic study of inputs to Pine Lake - $21,600
  • Lake Maxinkuckee (Marshall) - Design for wetland repair and renovation - $38,400
  • Little River (Huntington) - Stream bank stabilization - $64,000
  • Loon Lake (Whitley/Noble) - Island shoreline stabilization - $40,000
  • Splunge Creek/Eel River (Vigo) - Wetland enlargement and enhancement - $20,000
  • Sugar Creek (Vigo) - Stream bank stabilization and habitat enhancement - $84,000
  • Sugar Creek/Browns Wonder (Boone) - Watershed land treatment - $10,000
  • Sugar Creek/Browns Wonder (Clinton) - Watershed land treatment - $30,000
  • Tippecanoe River (Pulaski) - Stream bank stabilization and habitat enhancement - $100,000
  • Turkey Creek (Kosciusko) - Stream bank stabilization and habitat enhancement - $76,000
  • Turtle Creek (Sullivan) - Watershed land treatment - $30,000
  • Upper Tippecanoe River (Kosciusko) - Watershed land treatment - $20,000
  • Upper Tippecanoe River (Noble) - Watershed land treatment - $20,000
  • Upper Tippecanoe River (Whitley) - Watershed land treatment - $20,000
  • Upper Wabash River Basin (Adams, Jay, Huntington & Wells) - Engineering feasibility study of stream bank stability of the Wabash River in these four counties - $40,000
  • White River (Delaware) - Dam removal/modification - $150,000