NE Indiana conservancy buys 44 acres along lake

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SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana conservancy group has purchased more than 44 acres of lakefront property and wetlands that will be protected for future generations.

The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation bought the 44 1/2 acres along the southeast corner of Syracuse Lake about 30 miles southeast of South Bend

The Journal Gazette reports the property includes the Bonar Lake wetlands, Syracuse Lake wetlands and about 950 feet of shoreline.

The donor-supported conservation group says the acquisition boosts to nearly 820 acres and more than 12 miles of shoreline the amount of watershed the conservancy has protected.

The group’s mission is to preserve and protect the Lake Wawasee area watershed for present and future generations. That watershed includes Syracuse, Wawasee, Bonar and Papakeechie lakes as well as 10 other lakes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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