There are many opportunities to get involved with water conservation.
Become a Hoosier Riverwatch Volunteer! This program, administered through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will train you to monitor your local stream for habitat, water chemistry and other parameters.
Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer looking at a sample
Join a Group!
There are several groups working locally to help clean-up and restore our water ways. The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association has adopted Trail Creek. They hold various events and stream clean-ups.
The Trail Creek Watershed Group meets monthly and holds various outreach events. Find them here. The group is currently implementing the 2007 State Approved Watershed Management Plan. You can read that plan here.
If you are interested in a program or speaker on watershed management, water quality, stream health, etc. contact Linda Schwab at the LaPorte County SWCD. 219.326.6808, ext. 2112