Woodland Prairie Needs your help!

Volunteer with the Griest Family on Saturday, August 7!

Clear Lake Prepares For Battle - CLEAR THINKING Issue 38

July 13, 2021

We want to update everyone on three important projects, beginning with the Aquatic Vegetation Management Project. Following that, you’ll learn about the Cyrus Brouse Clean Stream Project at Settlers Wetland Nature Preserve and the completion of the Brennan Woods Trail...

Settling For The Best

July 13, 2021

In an effort organized and led by volunteer members of the Water Quality Committee, we’ve collected data for over a decade on the county-regulated ditches flowing into Clear Lake and on the lake itself. Results indicate a decrease in water clarity shown in the Clear Lake Secchi depth readings and an increase in nutrient levels...

What's Blooming

July 7, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

2021 Knee-high Program - RSVP required!

Join us each Friday in July for our Knee-high program! Click above to RSVP.

What's Blooming

June 17, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

Kasota Island Cleanup

Summer is right around the corner! Give us a hand in cleaning up Kasota.

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9am - noon

What's all that metal?

May 20, 2021

Seeing metal at Koeneman Lake Nature Preserve? Check out what's going on.

Brood X

May 17, 2021

By WILLIAM L. CULBERTSON
They’re coming! Be aware! They’ll rise up out of the ground by the billions with bulging red eyes and stocky bodies. Their lurid, high-pitched whine will echo throughout the Great Lakes and beyond...

What's Blooming

May 10, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

Conservancy in the News

April 29, 2021

Click here to read articles that include the Conservancy from the Herald Republican and other local news sources. Check back often for local coverage of the Conservancy.

BLUE PAPER - Pollinators

April 26, 2021

Nature's Most Reliable Delivery Service

Volunteer Power - CLEAR THINKING Issue No. 36

March 20, 2021

The arrival of Spring brings thoughts of the work ahead to preserve, protect and manage 100 acres of natural beauty in the Clear Lake Township and watershed. Spring also brings gratitude for the year and winter behind us. We have so much to be grateful for, especially the volunteers and donors who are behind the 2020 accomplishments.

A Walk in the Woods

March 20, 2021

The Clear Lake Land Conservancy made great progress in 2020 improving the trails in Brennan Woods, a part of Clear Lake Nature Preserve (CLNP). Over the summer, Bob Martin, George Schenkel, Terry Newcomb, Mary Ann Walter, John Wilhelm, and Dave Drogos designed, constructed, and installed our trailhead information kiosk. The roofed double-sided structure, near the preserve parking area, will house our trail map, announcements, and educational posts.

Wish List

March 1, 2021

Do you have any of these items to pass along?

Join Our Team!

February 11, 2021

We are hiring! Learn more about this career opportunity at the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Strength in Community - CLEAR THINKING Issue No. 35

January 28, 2021

Our community increasingly agrees on one thing – the natural beauty of the land and water here is a shared treasure to be protected. This growing sense of community is the thing we are most grateful for as we look back on 2020.

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

December 11, 2020

Mark your calendar for the Great Conjunction!

BLUE PAPER - Part 3 - Why Forests Matter

December 1, 2020

This is part three of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

November 19, 2020

A native tree riddle! What is your guess?

Join us for Oaktober!

The Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, with support from a Thrivent Grant, is planting 30 trees to wrap up our 2020 “Year of the Tree” and kick off a year-long celebration of our 30th Anniversary, culminating next August.

BLUE PAPER - Part 2 - Which Trees Matter

September 25, 2020

This is part two of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

"ASK BRIDGET"

August 25, 2020

"ASK BRIDGET" - What's up with the weeds?

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

July 28, 2020

What native lower story tree can always be identified by its bark?

NEW Conservancy Sustainers

July 16, 2020

Creating streams of income!

Year of the Tree Book List

June 8, 2020

Our Outreach & Education Committee has compiled a list of books all about trees for children, adult non-fiction and fiction, field guides and a link to tree poetry. Enjoy!

Plant Sale Canceled

Our May 23, 2020 plant sale has been canceled.

Ice Flowers

April 23, 2020

While winter weather continues to stick with us, we can still find elements of nature to admire. Read about this icy phenomenon!

BLUE PAPER - Part 1 - Why Trees Matter

March 30, 2020

This is part one of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

March 23, 2020

What native tree produces acorns that resemble this fuzzy hat?

Prescribed Fire at Spangler Grove

March 6, 2020

Prescribed fire at Spangler Grove this Saturday - if weather permits.

BLUE PAPER - Light Pollution / Over-lighting

December 13, 2019

Learn about light pollution and over-lighting impacts on humans and the environment. Several ideas and resources are included to reduce over-lighting.

#GivingTuesday is here!

December 3, 2019

Help us take advantage of a $2,500 match!

#GivingTuesday is one week away!

November 26, 2019

It’s almost go time! Learn how you can participate.

hip, hip hurray for Giving Tuesday

November 5, 2019

Mark your calendar - Tuesday, Dec. 3

"ASK BRIDGET"

October 17, 2019

"ASK BRIDGET" - Kasota Island Landscaping

What's happening at the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods?

October 8, 2019

Not surprisingly, some are asking, why all this activity in the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods? We're glad you are interested! Click here for project updates including the reasons and the vision.

Birds of Clear Lake Township

September 20, 2019

What species of bird sounds like an oinking pig?

Partnership supports mission!

September 16, 2019

We could have burned the piles of debris left from a restoration project on the western edge of Clear Lake Nature Preserve. But having three giant, smoky fires did not fit our mission. Read all about the partnership with the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District on this project.

Clear Lake Nature Preserve Temporarily Closed

August 16, 2019

Clear Lake Nature Preserve will be closed next Monday & Tuesday

Star Light, Star Bright

Join us for a night sky exploration on Saturday, August 3 at 8:30pm.

Power from the Sky

Join us for a tour of the solar field at Fremont Middle School!

2019 Knee-high Program

Join us at Knee-high this month!

Thank you SummerFest Sponsors!

June 26, 2019

Event sponsors support our work and believe in our mission. Help us thank them by showing your support!

BLUE PAPER - Land Stewardship 101

May 24, 2019

Overview of common land management practices including forest health improvement, selective harvests, herbicide application, and mowing.

"ASK BRIDGET"

May 1, 2019

"ASK BRIDGET" - Michindoh Aquifer - Updates

BLUE PAPER - Conservation Easements

March 4, 2019

Defining a conservation easement and describing its purpose.

Conservancy Receives National Award

December 6, 2018

Executive Director Bridget Harrison attended the North American Lakes Management Society to accept an award.

Trail Building at Brennan Woods

Sat. Nov 3rd, 10 am - 2pm. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP.

Aquatic Plant ID Handout

August 22, 2018

Missed the plant ID workshop in August but curious to know what plants you might have along your shoreline?

"ASK BRIDGET"

July 6, 2018

"ASK BRIDGET" - Abundance of Plants & Algae

"ASK BRIDGET"

June 6, 2018

"ASK BRIDGET"—Turbidity and Brennan Woods

Passing the Treasure Along

May 23, 2018

VIEW MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER HERE.

Volunteers Needed!

Join us on Saturday, April 28th for a work day at the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods.

Following Land Trust Best Practices

March 27, 2018

The Lands Committee is taking a close look at each of our nature preserves. Click here to find out why.

Brennan Woods Walk

Join us on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm for a guided hike.

Congrats Grant Korte!

December 15, 2017

And thank you to everyone for voting! Click for the full story.

Vote and we could win $10,000!

October 24, 2017

It's fast and easy.
-Click the link.
-Vote.
-Share with everyone.

Meet us at Brennan Woods!

Join us this Friday or Saturday, Sept 1st & 2nd, for a guided hike on the proposed trail at Brennan Woods!

Conservancy has a door bell!

July 6, 2017

Next time you come visit the Conservancy office at Town Hall and the door is locked, please ring the bell. If we are in we'll come up and greet you at the door!

Knee-high! Join the summer fun!

This summer promises two sessions with live animals!

Water quality testing has begun!

Join us for our next round of testing on June 29th at 9:30am.

Spring Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 28th from 10am-2pm!

Harmful Impacts from the Mute Swans

March 13, 2017

What can poop up to 6 pounds per day, have up to 11 offspring per year, and eat up to 8 pounds of native shoreline vegetation per day?

Dredging is done!

January 27, 2017

The basin work will be wrapped up this spring.

Conservancy Reopens Preserve

October 4, 2016

The dam reconstruction and sediment removal project at the Koeneman Lake Nature Preserve has been completed!

Thank you event sponsors!

August 5, 2016

Thank you to all of our event sponsors! We are incredibly grateful for the support!

Celebrating 25 years!

August 4, 2016

Article published in the Aug. 4 Herald Republican.

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Summer is here so let's clean up Kasota Island this Friday and get it ready for the season!

Monarch Waystation at Clear Lake

June 24, 2016

Wondering about the colorful flags on the corner of SR 120 and Fountain Beach Drive?

Pass the mustard please...

June 17, 2016

The original article & photos, by Fred Wooley, can be found in the June Rustling Grass, Blue Heron Ministries's monthly newsletter.

Clear & Healthy Event Recap

July 30, 2021

Check out the event recap! Many thanks to all participants, sponsors, prize donors, and supporters of this event!

A Wonderous Woodland Walk

July 13, 2021

We are ecstatic to share that our loop trail in Brennan Woods is complete! In late June, 21 Conservancy friends and members of Forever Improving Steuben County Together (FIST) came together to complete the trail building project...

Love the Loop

Join us for a grand opening and celebrate the trail building project at Brennan Woods!

Clean Stream Project

June 23, 2021

Details on our recently completed Clean Stream project along the Cyrus Brouse Ditch!

CLEAR & HEALTHY

“Clear and Healthy”, an inclusive and fun event this summer! Registration is open!

Trail Building

Will you help us FINISH the trail in Brennan Woods?

ASK BRIDGET

May 20, 2021

"ASK BRIDGET" - What's that swarm of bugs?

Continuing the Legacy

May 17, 2021

“Water quality is an important measure and we don’t have any other measures. Thank goodness someone came up with the program,” Mary Jo Fitzenrider said when referring to the Hoosier Riverwatch program. And those measures Mary Jo praises? Those are the parameters that volunteers have been testing on the ditches flowing into Clear Lake for decades...

Paying Attention - CLEAR THINKING Issue 37

May 17, 2021

Few of us are scientists. But, all of us can be naturalists if we are curious about our world and willing to pay attention. Lake life makes it easy to pay attention to clean, sparkling water and the wildlife and plants that surround it...

Welcome Elizabeth Strick

April 30, 2021

Meet Elizabeth Strick, our new Land Steward! Read her brief bio and help us welcome her as the newest staff member of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Kasota Island Restoration Project Updates

April 26, 2021

All Kasota Project updates will be posted here. Check back regularly.

Sweet as Honey

March 20, 2021

When thinking about pollinators, the first to come to mind is often the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). Although not native to America, it is the most well-known member of the bee family. Familiar sayings abound such as “Busy as a bee”. It is the only insect that directly produces a food for human consumption – delicious sweet honey.

Neighborhood Cleanup Project

Let’s all come together and clean up our neighborhood! We have a map with all of the roads in the Clear Lake Township, including the Town, that have litter. Contact the Conservancy to ‘claim your roadway.’ Clean up litter any time between Saturday, 4/10 through Thursday, 4/22.

30 Years of LOVE at Clear Lake

February 14, 2021

Share your Clear Lake Township love story with us!

Perfectly Passionate Pollinators

January 28, 2021

The mission of every living being, including plants, is to reproduce, thereby creating offspring for the next generation. Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the male portion (anther) of the flower of a plant to the female portion (stigma) enabling fertilization and the production of seeds.

Thank you for showing up on Giving Tuesday!

December 2, 2020

We set a goal to raise $15,000 with a $1 for $1 match, up to $15,000. How did we do?

Your Giving Has Impact

November 16, 2020

Make a difference on December 1.

Seeing Foam on the Lake?

October 2, 2020

Check out this fact sheet from the IN Department of Environmental Management.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

September 28, 2020

What native tree is often associated with this breakfast treat?

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

September 3, 2020

The conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn are called great conjunctions. Because they occur only every twenty years, they are a special treat for sky watchers!

Annual Meeting

We hope to hear from you!

2020 Knee-high Program is a Go - RSVP required!

Join us each Friday in July for our Knee-high program! Click above to RSVP. All attendees will be expected to follow all coronavirus safety guidelines and social distancing recommendations.

Kasota Island Workday

Mark your calendar now for June 13, 2020. Click above to RSVP.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

May 18, 2020

Who is this and what does he have to do with our next native tree feature?

Conservancy Flags are Flying off the Shelf!

April 29, 2020

Contact us for your very own Conservancy flag!

Clear Lake Twp. Neighborhood Cleanup Project

Let’s all come together and clean up our neighborhood – to get healthy outdoor exercise while social distancing! Updated map here.

You've Got Connections

March 24, 2020

VIEW OUR MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER HERE. Plus how we are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Update from our Office

March 17, 2020

Our office is closed but our nature preserves are open. Enjoy some time outside!

Michindoh Aquifer - OH EPA approved well site

February 17, 2020

Read the recent coverage in the Herald Republican

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

January 24, 2020

What native tree produces these bright, fragrant flowers?

#GivingTuesday Huge Success

December 4, 2019

We reached 100% of our Giving Tuesday goal, and YOU made it possible!

Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!

December 2, 2019

Giving Tuesday is the year's most exciting donation celebration, and it starts tomorrow. PLUS we have a $2,500 match opportunity!

Wondering about the Terrestrial Plant Rule?

November 1, 2019

Check out this ~2 minute video from the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Rescheduled Fall Workday

Join us on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 11 AM – 3 PM

Brennan Woods Fall Workday - Rained out!

Canceled! Check back for a rescheduled workday.

Join us on Sept. 29 from 11 am to 3pm!

Welcome Tracy Hughes!

September 2, 2019

Meet Tracy Hughes, our new Program Assistant for Conservation and Stewardship! Read her brief bio and help us welcome her as our newest staff member of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Uncommon Visitor in Brennan Woods

July 18, 2019

There’s a new house in Brennan Woods. Naturalist Fred Wooley was inspired to install it after he spotted a prothonotary warbler there earlier this summer. Get the full story on this uncommon bird visitor here, including the source of its legal-sounding name.

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Join us on Wed., July 3 at Kasota Island.

Michindoh Aquifer Presentation

July 1, 2019

View recorded video and powerpoint slides here.

Birds of Clear Lake Twp.

May 21, 2019

American Robin and Baltimore Oriole - What do these birds have in common?

SummerFest☀2019 Sponsor Opportunities!

May 7, 2019

Sponsorships are available for community businesses and to honor your family’s commitment to Clear Lake memories and future memories through the Conservancy.

We Are Hiring - Join Us!

April 22, 2019

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Program Assistant. We are seeking a motivated individual with interest in land and water conservation!

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25th, 2019
9 am - noon
120 Outer Drive; Fremont, IN

Michindoh Aquifer Updates from KPC

February 1, 2019

KPC has created a web page for the news about the Michindoh Aquifer project.

BLUE PAPER - Conservancy Terminology 101

January 7, 2019

Describing the differences and similarities for "land trust", "land conservancy" and "conservancy or conservation district".

BLUE PAPER - Water Quality Testing 101

August 1, 2018

Information on our water quality testing tools and measurements.

Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop

Curious to know if the aquatic plants growing along your shore are native or invasive? Wondering about the best control methods? Join us on Aug. 5th!

2018 Knee-high Program

Make plans to attend the Knee-high sessions this month!

Kasota Island Volunteer Work Days

Roll up your sleeves and come give us a hand next Thursday and Friday (6/14 & 15) from 9 am - 3 pm. Come and go as you please and help when you can.

Upcoming Educational Events

Details on a few upcoming educational and volunteer events!

Many enjoyed the hike through Brennan Woods!

March 22, 2018

Sandhill cranes, learning characteristics of a variety of oak leaves, and topping the tallest peak in Brennan Woods were a few highlights of the hike!

Kasota Island Project Public Notice

August 14, 2017

The permitting process for the IN Dept. of Environmental Management requires the public to have an opportunity to give input. Learn how to share your input and see full project details.

Make Someone's Day!

June 23, 2017

Autographed photo of the Chainsmokers will be in the auction at Conservancy Spiritfest!

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Thursday, June 15th 10 am - noon

Tickets are going fast!

Saturday, June 24 at 6 PM - 11:30 PM

Garlic Mustard Pull- Volunteers needed!

"Many hands make light work!"

Check out our new sign!

January 10, 2017

Just installed at Spangler Grove!

Clear Lake Dredging

October 4, 2016

will resume in November.

Rrrrrraising the Flag for Kasota

September 15, 2016

Sunday Fun Day pirate flag brings in generous donation for the Kasota Island shoreline project!

We have THE BEST volunteers!

September 2, 2016

Volunteers are the heart, soul and hands of any organization. The Conservancy is blessed with terrific volunteers and we hope we have captured all the names on this list.

Event Details Here!

Boat taxi, parking, and other details for our events this weekend.

Join Our Upcoming Celebration!

Make plans to bid at our upcoming auction because every $1 raised through our events will be matched up to $10,000! Including auction items, project support, and ticket sales! View a few of the items.

Join Our Upcoming Celebration!

Tickets are sold out for Saturday but we have spots available still for Sunday's Island Party!

Knee-high Naturalists

This year's program brings you fishing, birding, water quality testing, and snakes! Click here for the flyer.

2016 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be July 29th, changed from July 22nd.

The Koeneman Lake project has begun

June 22, 2016

and the preserve is closed to the public.

April Showers Bring May Water Quality Testing

June 9, 2016

Annual water quality monitoring has begun!

Hey there!

May 25, 2016

Welcome to our new website! Please take a look around. We are excited to share this with you. We hope that our new website will be a link between us, CLTLC, and you, the community. We will post news and events here and we encourage you to explore the tabs at the top outlining our programs, preserves, and ways you can get involved!

P.S. look up at the corner, at our new logo! Like it? We sure do!

Woodland Prairie Needs your help!

Volunteer with the Griest Family on Saturday, August 7!

Clear & Healthy Event Recap

July 30, 2021

Check out the event recap! Many thanks to all participants, sponsors, prize donors, and supporters of this event!

Clear Lake Prepares For Battle - CLEAR THINKING Issue 38

July 13, 2021

We want to update everyone on three important projects, beginning with the Aquatic Vegetation Management Project. Following that, you’ll learn about the Cyrus Brouse Clean Stream Project at Settlers Wetland Nature Preserve and the completion of the Brennan Woods Trail...

A Wonderous Woodland Walk

July 13, 2021

We are ecstatic to share that our loop trail in Brennan Woods is complete! In late June, 21 Conservancy friends and members of Forever Improving Steuben County Together (FIST) came together to complete the trail building project...

Settling For The Best

July 13, 2021

In an effort organized and led by volunteer members of the Water Quality Committee, we’ve collected data for over a decade on the county-regulated ditches flowing into Clear Lake and on the lake itself. Results indicate a decrease in water clarity shown in the Clear Lake Secchi depth readings and an increase in nutrient levels...

Love the Loop

Join us for a grand opening and celebrate the trail building project at Brennan Woods!

What's Blooming

July 7, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

2021 Knee-high Program - RSVP required!

Join us each Friday in July for our Knee-high program! Click above to RSVP.

Clean Stream Project

June 23, 2021

Details on our recently completed Clean Stream project along the Cyrus Brouse Ditch!

What's Blooming

June 17, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

CLEAR & HEALTHY

“Clear and Healthy”, an inclusive and fun event this summer! Registration is open!

Kasota Island Cleanup

Summer is right around the corner! Give us a hand in cleaning up Kasota.

Trail Building

Will you help us FINISH the trail in Brennan Woods?

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9am - noon

ASK BRIDGET

May 20, 2021

"ASK BRIDGET" - What's that swarm of bugs?

What's all that metal?

May 20, 2021

Seeing metal at Koeneman Lake Nature Preserve? Check out what's going on.

Continuing the Legacy

May 17, 2021

“Water quality is an important measure and we don’t have any other measures. Thank goodness someone came up with the program,” Mary Jo Fitzenrider said when referring to the Hoosier Riverwatch program. And those measures Mary Jo praises? Those are the parameters that volunteers have been testing on the ditches flowing into Clear Lake for decades...

Brood X

May 17, 2021

By WILLIAM L. CULBERTSON
They’re coming! Be aware! They’ll rise up out of the ground by the billions with bulging red eyes and stocky bodies. Their lurid, high-pitched whine will echo throughout the Great Lakes and beyond...

Paying Attention - CLEAR THINKING Issue 37

May 17, 2021

Few of us are scientists. But, all of us can be naturalists if we are curious about our world and willing to pay attention. Lake life makes it easy to pay attention to clean, sparkling water and the wildlife and plants that surround it...

What's Blooming

May 10, 2021

Elizabeth here. I will share what I see blooming on the CLTLC preserves as I am out and about. Check back often!

Welcome Elizabeth Strick

April 30, 2021

Meet Elizabeth Strick, our new Land Steward! Read her brief bio and help us welcome her as the newest staff member of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Conservancy in the News

April 29, 2021

Click here to read articles that include the Conservancy from the Herald Republican and other local news sources. Check back often for local coverage of the Conservancy.

Kasota Island Restoration Project Updates

April 26, 2021

All Kasota Project updates will be posted here. Check back regularly.

BLUE PAPER - Pollinators

April 26, 2021

Nature's Most Reliable Delivery Service

Volunteer Power - CLEAR THINKING Issue No. 36

March 20, 2021

The arrival of Spring brings thoughts of the work ahead to preserve, protect and manage 100 acres of natural beauty in the Clear Lake Township and watershed. Spring also brings gratitude for the year and winter behind us. We have so much to be grateful for, especially the volunteers and donors who are behind the 2020 accomplishments.

Sweet as Honey

March 20, 2021

When thinking about pollinators, the first to come to mind is often the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). Although not native to America, it is the most well-known member of the bee family. Familiar sayings abound such as “Busy as a bee”. It is the only insect that directly produces a food for human consumption – delicious sweet honey.

A Walk in the Woods

March 20, 2021

The Clear Lake Land Conservancy made great progress in 2020 improving the trails in Brennan Woods, a part of Clear Lake Nature Preserve (CLNP). Over the summer, Bob Martin, George Schenkel, Terry Newcomb, Mary Ann Walter, John Wilhelm, and Dave Drogos designed, constructed, and installed our trailhead information kiosk. The roofed double-sided structure, near the preserve parking area, will house our trail map, announcements, and educational posts.

Neighborhood Cleanup Project

Let’s all come together and clean up our neighborhood! We have a map with all of the roads in the Clear Lake Township, including the Town, that have litter. Contact the Conservancy to ‘claim your roadway.’ Clean up litter any time between Saturday, 4/10 through Thursday, 4/22.

Wish List

March 1, 2021

Do you have any of these items to pass along?

30 Years of LOVE at Clear Lake

February 14, 2021

Share your Clear Lake Township love story with us!

Join Our Team!

February 11, 2021

We are hiring! Learn more about this career opportunity at the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Strength in Community - CLEAR THINKING Issue No. 35

January 28, 2021

Our community increasingly agrees on one thing – the natural beauty of the land and water here is a shared treasure to be protected. This growing sense of community is the thing we are most grateful for as we look back on 2020.

Perfectly Passionate Pollinators

January 28, 2021

The mission of every living being, including plants, is to reproduce, thereby creating offspring for the next generation. Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the male portion (anther) of the flower of a plant to the female portion (stigma) enabling fertilization and the production of seeds.

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

December 11, 2020

Mark your calendar for the Great Conjunction!

Thank you for showing up on Giving Tuesday!

December 2, 2020

We set a goal to raise $15,000 with a $1 for $1 match, up to $15,000. How did we do?

BLUE PAPER - Part 3 - Why Forests Matter

December 1, 2020

This is part three of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

November 19, 2020

A native tree riddle! What is your guess?

Your Giving Has Impact

November 16, 2020

Make a difference on December 1.

Join us for Oaktober!

The Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, with support from a Thrivent Grant, is planting 30 trees to wrap up our 2020 “Year of the Tree” and kick off a year-long celebration of our 30th Anniversary, culminating next August.

Seeing Foam on the Lake?

October 2, 2020

Check out this fact sheet from the IN Department of Environmental Management.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

September 28, 2020

What native tree is often associated with this breakfast treat?

BLUE PAPER - Part 2 - Which Trees Matter

September 25, 2020

This is part two of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

September 3, 2020

The conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn are called great conjunctions. Because they occur only every twenty years, they are a special treat for sky watchers!

"ASK BRIDGET"

August 25, 2020

"ASK BRIDGET" - What's up with the weeds?

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

July 28, 2020

What native lower story tree can always be identified by its bark?

Annual Meeting

We hope to hear from you!

NEW Conservancy Sustainers

July 16, 2020

Creating streams of income!

2020 Knee-high Program is a Go - RSVP required!

Join us each Friday in July for our Knee-high program! Click above to RSVP. All attendees will be expected to follow all coronavirus safety guidelines and social distancing recommendations.

Year of the Tree Book List

June 8, 2020

Our Outreach & Education Committee has compiled a list of books all about trees for children, adult non-fiction and fiction, field guides and a link to tree poetry. Enjoy!

Kasota Island Workday

Mark your calendar now for June 13, 2020. Click above to RSVP.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

May 18, 2020

Who is this and what does he have to do with our next native tree feature?

Plant Sale Canceled

Our May 23, 2020 plant sale has been canceled.

Conservancy Flags are Flying off the Shelf!

April 29, 2020

Contact us for your very own Conservancy flag!

Ice Flowers

April 23, 2020

While winter weather continues to stick with us, we can still find elements of nature to admire. Read about this icy phenomenon!

Clear Lake Twp. Neighborhood Cleanup Project

Let’s all come together and clean up our neighborhood – to get healthy outdoor exercise while social distancing! Updated map here.

BLUE PAPER - Part 1 - Why Trees Matter

March 30, 2020

This is part one of a three part series on trees. Learn all about the services that trees provide for us.

You've Got Connections

March 24, 2020

VIEW OUR MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER HERE. Plus how we are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

March 23, 2020

What native tree produces acorns that resemble this fuzzy hat?

COVID-19 Update from our Office

March 17, 2020

Our office is closed but our nature preserves are open. Enjoy some time outside!

Prescribed Fire at Spangler Grove

March 6, 2020

Prescribed fire at Spangler Grove this Saturday - if weather permits.

Michindoh Aquifer - OH EPA approved well site

February 17, 2020

Read the recent coverage in the Herald Republican

Trees of Clear Lake Twp.

January 24, 2020

What native tree produces these bright, fragrant flowers?

BLUE PAPER - Light Pollution / Over-lighting

December 13, 2019

Learn about light pollution and over-lighting impacts on humans and the environment. Several ideas and resources are included to reduce over-lighting.

#GivingTuesday Huge Success

December 4, 2019

We reached 100% of our Giving Tuesday goal, and YOU made it possible!

#GivingTuesday is here!

December 3, 2019

Help us take advantage of a $2,500 match!

Giving Tuesday is Tomorrow!

December 2, 2019

Giving Tuesday is the year's most exciting donation celebration, and it starts tomorrow. PLUS we have a $2,500 match opportunity!

#GivingTuesday is one week away!

November 26, 2019

It’s almost go time! Learn how you can participate.

hip, hip hurray for Giving Tuesday

November 5, 2019

Mark your calendar - Tuesday, Dec. 3

Wondering about the Terrestrial Plant Rule?

November 1, 2019

Check out this ~2 minute video from the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District.

"ASK BRIDGET"

October 17, 2019

"ASK BRIDGET" - Kasota Island Landscaping

Rescheduled Fall Workday

Join us on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 11 AM – 3 PM

What's happening at the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods?

October 8, 2019

Not surprisingly, some are asking, why all this activity in the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods? We're glad you are interested! Click here for project updates including the reasons and the vision.

Birds of Clear Lake Township

September 20, 2019

What species of bird sounds like an oinking pig?

Brennan Woods Fall Workday - Rained out!

Canceled! Check back for a rescheduled workday.

Join us on Sept. 29 from 11 am to 3pm!

Partnership supports mission!

September 16, 2019

We could have burned the piles of debris left from a restoration project on the western edge of Clear Lake Nature Preserve. But having three giant, smoky fires did not fit our mission. Read all about the partnership with the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District on this project.

Welcome Tracy Hughes!

September 2, 2019

Meet Tracy Hughes, our new Program Assistant for Conservation and Stewardship! Read her brief bio and help us welcome her as our newest staff member of the Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy.

Clear Lake Nature Preserve Temporarily Closed

August 16, 2019

Clear Lake Nature Preserve will be closed next Monday & Tuesday

Star Light, Star Bright

Join us for a night sky exploration on Saturday, August 3 at 8:30pm.

Uncommon Visitor in Brennan Woods

July 18, 2019

There’s a new house in Brennan Woods. Naturalist Fred Wooley was inspired to install it after he spotted a prothonotary warbler there earlier this summer. Get the full story on this uncommon bird visitor here, including the source of its legal-sounding name.

Power from the Sky

Join us for a tour of the solar field at Fremont Middle School!

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Join us on Wed., July 3 at Kasota Island.

2019 Knee-high Program

Join us at Knee-high this month!

Michindoh Aquifer Presentation

July 1, 2019

View recorded video and powerpoint slides here.

Thank you SummerFest Sponsors!

June 26, 2019

Event sponsors support our work and believe in our mission. Help us thank them by showing your support!

BLUE PAPER - Land Stewardship 101

May 24, 2019

Overview of common land management practices including forest health improvement, selective harvests, herbicide application, and mowing.

Birds of Clear Lake Twp.

May 21, 2019

American Robin and Baltimore Oriole - What do these birds have in common?

SummerFest☀2019 Sponsor Opportunities!

May 7, 2019

Sponsorships are available for community businesses and to honor your family’s commitment to Clear Lake memories and future memories through the Conservancy.

"ASK BRIDGET"

May 1, 2019

"ASK BRIDGET" - Michindoh Aquifer - Updates

We Are Hiring - Join Us!

April 22, 2019

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Program Assistant. We are seeking a motivated individual with interest in land and water conservation!

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25th, 2019
9 am - noon
120 Outer Drive; Fremont, IN

BLUE PAPER - Conservation Easements

March 4, 2019

Defining a conservation easement and describing its purpose.

Michindoh Aquifer Updates from KPC

February 1, 2019

KPC has created a web page for the news about the Michindoh Aquifer project.

BLUE PAPER - Conservancy Terminology 101

January 7, 2019

Describing the differences and similarities for "land trust", "land conservancy" and "conservancy or conservation district".

Conservancy Receives National Award

December 6, 2018

Executive Director Bridget Harrison attended the North American Lakes Management Society to accept an award.

Trail Building at Brennan Woods

Sat. Nov 3rd, 10 am - 2pm. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP.

Aquatic Plant ID Handout

August 22, 2018

Missed the plant ID workshop in August but curious to know what plants you might have along your shoreline?

BLUE PAPER - Water Quality Testing 101

August 1, 2018

Information on our water quality testing tools and measurements.

Aquatic Plant Identification Workshop

Curious to know if the aquatic plants growing along your shore are native or invasive? Wondering about the best control methods? Join us on Aug. 5th!

"ASK BRIDGET"

July 6, 2018

"ASK BRIDGET" - Abundance of Plants & Algae

2018 Knee-high Program

Make plans to attend the Knee-high sessions this month!

"ASK BRIDGET"

June 6, 2018

"ASK BRIDGET"—Turbidity and Brennan Woods

Kasota Island Volunteer Work Days

Roll up your sleeves and come give us a hand next Thursday and Friday (6/14 & 15) from 9 am - 3 pm. Come and go as you please and help when you can.

Passing the Treasure Along

May 23, 2018

VIEW MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER HERE.

Upcoming Educational Events

Details on a few upcoming educational and volunteer events!

Volunteers Needed!

Join us on Saturday, April 28th for a work day at the Clear Lake Nature Preserve & Brennan Woods.

Following Land Trust Best Practices

March 27, 2018

The Lands Committee is taking a close look at each of our nature preserves. Click here to find out why.

Many enjoyed the hike through Brennan Woods!

March 22, 2018

Sandhill cranes, learning characteristics of a variety of oak leaves, and topping the tallest peak in Brennan Woods were a few highlights of the hike!

Brennan Woods Walk

Join us on Saturday, March 17 at 1pm for a guided hike.

Congrats Grant Korte!

December 15, 2017

And thank you to everyone for voting! Click for the full story.

Vote and we could win $10,000!

October 24, 2017

It's fast and easy.
-Click the link.
-Vote.
-Share with everyone.

Meet us at Brennan Woods!

Join us this Friday or Saturday, Sept 1st & 2nd, for a guided hike on the proposed trail at Brennan Woods!

Kasota Island Project Public Notice

August 14, 2017

The permitting process for the IN Dept. of Environmental Management requires the public to have an opportunity to give input. Learn how to share your input and see full project details.

Conservancy has a door bell!

July 6, 2017

Next time you come visit the Conservancy office at Town Hall and the door is locked, please ring the bell. If we are in we'll come up and greet you at the door!

Make Someone's Day!

June 23, 2017

Autographed photo of the Chainsmokers will be in the auction at Conservancy Spiritfest!

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Thursday, June 15th 10 am - noon

Tickets are going fast!

Saturday, June 24 at 6 PM - 11:30 PM

Knee-high! Join the summer fun!

This summer promises two sessions with live animals!

Water quality testing has begun!

Join us for our next round of testing on June 29th at 9:30am.

Garlic Mustard Pull- Volunteers needed!

"Many hands make light work!"

Spring Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 28th from 10am-2pm!

Harmful Impacts from the Mute Swans

March 13, 2017

What can poop up to 6 pounds per day, have up to 11 offspring per year, and eat up to 8 pounds of native shoreline vegetation per day?

Dredging is done!

January 27, 2017

The basin work will be wrapped up this spring.

Check out our new sign!

January 10, 2017

Just installed at Spangler Grove!

Clear Lake Dredging

October 4, 2016

will resume in November.

Conservancy Reopens Preserve

October 4, 2016

The dam reconstruction and sediment removal project at the Koeneman Lake Nature Preserve has been completed!

Rrrrrraising the Flag for Kasota

September 15, 2016

Sunday Fun Day pirate flag brings in generous donation for the Kasota Island shoreline project!

We have THE BEST volunteers!

September 2, 2016

Volunteers are the heart, soul and hands of any organization. The Conservancy is blessed with terrific volunteers and we hope we have captured all the names on this list.

Thank you event sponsors!

August 5, 2016

Thank you to all of our event sponsors! We are incredibly grateful for the support!

Event Details Here!

Boat taxi, parking, and other details for our events this weekend.

Celebrating 25 years!

August 4, 2016

Article published in the Aug. 4 Herald Republican.

Join Our Upcoming Celebration!

Make plans to bid at our upcoming auction because every $1 raised through our events will be matched up to $10,000! Including auction items, project support, and ticket sales! View a few of the items.

Join Our Upcoming Celebration!

Tickets are sold out for Saturday but we have spots available still for Sunday's Island Party!

Knee-high Naturalists

This year's program brings you fishing, birding, water quality testing, and snakes! Click here for the flyer.

Kasota Island Cleanup Day!

Summer is here so let's clean up Kasota Island this Friday and get it ready for the season!

2016 Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be July 29th, changed from July 22nd.

Monarch Waystation at Clear Lake

June 24, 2016

Wondering about the colorful flags on the corner of SR 120 and Fountain Beach Drive?

The Koeneman Lake project has begun

June 22, 2016

and the preserve is closed to the public.

Pass the mustard please...

June 17, 2016

The original article & photos, by Fred Wooley, can be found in the June Rustling Grass, Blue Heron Ministries's monthly newsletter.

April Showers Bring May Water Quality Testing

June 9, 2016

Annual water quality monitoring has begun!

Hey there!

May 25, 2016

Welcome to our new website! Please take a look around. We are excited to share this with you. We hope that our new website will be a link between us, CLTLC, and you, the community. We will post news and events here and we encourage you to explore the tabs at the top outlining our programs, preserves, and ways you can get involved!

P.S. look up at the corner, at our new logo! Like it? We sure do!

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