(INDIANAPOLIS) - Three projects in northeast Indiana will be getting funds from the latest round of Lake and River Enhancement grants that have been announced by the Indiana D.N.R. Fish and Wildlife Division. Over $71,000 has been granted for Lake James tributary Stream channel improvements and wetland restorations in Steuben County. In addition, $33,000 has been granted to Loon Lake in Whitley and Noble Counties for Bio-engineered island protection while an Oliver Lake tributary in LaGrange County will get nearly $17,000 for stream bank improvements. Over $994,000 was awarded for 23 projects in 18 counties.
LARE funds come from a fee paid annually by boat owners when registering their boats with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The grants allow for the completion of projects that are difficult for smaller local organizations to fund.