Wonders on the Wabash
Blue is the New Green
2013 Contractor Training Presentations Added
Residential Guide for Soils, Drainage, and Erosion Control
The inaugural Wonders on the Wabash River Expedition was a pilot environmental education program that took place on September, 16th 2014. The Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, Tippecanoe County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department joined forces to begin a new chapter in experiential education on the Wabash River. 6th grade students from Faith Christian, along with parents and volunteers spent the day rafting five and a half miles from Mascouten Park to Fort Oiuatenon. Before launching, the 6th graders participated in an activity to better understand their watershed and were treated to a presentation from the Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant.
During the rafting trip, students took water quality samples, witnessed eagles on the wing, and were able to see the effects of erosion and stormwater runoff on the banks of the river. Students stopped along the way to observe indicators of water quality, like macroinvertebrates, and were able to test their water samples to assess the health of the Wabash. At the end of the day, students learned about the history of the fort, met Mayor Tony Roswarksi, and completed assessments to measure their learning over the day’s activities, going home a bit more knowledgeable about river ecosystems and our watershed. Pictures coming soon!
2014 Contractors' Workshop
Presentations and videos from this year's Contractors' Workshop have been added to the Training Section of the website.
TCPWQ Driving Tour
See some of the exciting projects in the Tippecanoe County area.
Tippecanoe County Stormwater Management Program
This site is sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality, which seeks to partner with local, state, and federal government and other stakeholders to provide quality of life and protection of health, environment, and economy that our citizens desire and deserve as we serve as stewards of natural resources, system infrastructure, and public funds while solving stormwater and water quality issues. To learn more about who we are and our goals and objectives, please visit the About Us page.
An important and emerging issue related to water quality and human health involves our medicines, detergents, household cleaners, and even some beauty products. Advancements in water quality testing and analysis are allowing scientists to determine exactly what is in our water; even at very minimal or trace amounts. However, such advancements have not yet been made to determine exactly how even the smallest amounts of these chemicals may affect aquatic life and humans. To learn more about the potential impacts of PCPPs, and how the TCPWQ is working to address it, please follow this link.
Fueling Stations and Used Motor Oil
Fueling Stations are a potential source of stormwater pollution
The TCPWQ has chosen to extend their focus for education and outreach efforts to include the impacts and risks associated with vehicle fuels entering the storm sewer system and eventually local streams and rivers. To read more about how our habits are fueling stations may affect local streams and rivers, and how the TCPWQ is addressing it, please visit this page.
For 2011 and 2012, the TCPWQ has chosen to focus their education and outreach efforts on the impacts and risks associated with pet waste entering the storm sewer system and eventually local streams and rivers. Further, the Partnership agreed that the primary focus of these efforts would be dog waste. To read more about how dog waste affects local streams and rivers, and how the TCPWQ is addressing it, please click here.
FREE POSTER DOWNLOAD! By right-clicking on the poster, you may download a full size copy of the image for you printing needs. The full size poster is 11 inches by 17 inches, color, and in Adobe (pdf) format. More posters are available for download here.
Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality Steering Committee members are available to speak to your organization at no charge to you. Visit the Contacts page for more information.
TCPWQ Adopts River - We need your support!
The Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality has worked with the Indiana Department of Natural Resource's Adopt-A-River program to adopt a portion of the Wabash River from the Pedestrian Bridge between Lafayette and West Lafayette south one mile in late 2008. Join the hundreds of Tippecanoe County residents who have participated in River Clean Ups. Your family, church, school or civic group can assist or simply come alone to join with other involved citizens. Events such as Detrash the Wabash and Clean Sweep take place during the spring, summer and fall months. All supplies will be provided such as gloves, trash bags, and access to first aid. Call the Soil and Water Conservation District for more information on how you can keep litter out of the rivers! We need your support to keep Tippecanoe County beautiful.
Recycle & Materials Exchange Program
Visit the Indiana Recycle Web Site to learn more about programs involving recycling and the Materials Exchange Program, which is an electronic bulletin board provided by IDEM’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance to aid in the dissemination of information on surplus and waste materials either available from or wanted by industrial and commercial entities.