LMEC has arranged with Ken Strong Productions to make a video of the three main tributaries that flow to Lake Max. A drone was flown from at the headwaters of the Wilson ditch, the Curtis ditch, and the Kline ditch, showing the land they flow through, the projects we have worked on together with the land owners will be mentioned along with facts about this beautiful lake. It is expected that this ten to fifteen minute piece will be used at group talks and as an educational piece. You will see it here and on Facebook at Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council's page.
The LMEC just produced a deck of cards showing how you can help protect and care for Lake Maxinkuckee. Colorful and fun for the whole family, they can be yours for a free-will donation to LMEC. Stop in and visit us Monday through Friday at 116 N. Main Street, Culver between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
When completed this updated WMP will contain information on the latest research completed in Lake Max as well as historical data and new research completed at Lost Lake. it will be shared with IDEM and IDNR as well as posted here on this site when completed in late 2016.
The LMEC has contracted with the United States Geological Survey to pull core samples from five different sites across the Lake Maxinkuckee lakebed. This information will be used to analyse 200 to 300 years of data collected from the sediment. It should allow LMEC to track their progress in managing phosphorus flow into the lake [...]
You will find when you click on the link below, a brief explanation from one of the members of the United States Geographical Survey team in Indianapolis on how to interpret the various numbers used to record the legal level of lakes, specifically our lake. It is great information and includes a second page with [...]
DO NOT position your downspouts so that they run directly to the lake or directly onto the roads or sidewalks. All water that falls on impervious surfaces should be first allowed to percolate through the ground before entering the groundwater or the lake to remove nutrients and sediment. Yes, your roof and driveway get dirty. [...]
Maxinkuckee is an Indian word which has been loosely translated to “diamond lake,”, “clear water,” or “gravelly bottom.” An exact translation is not known. Lake Maxinkuckee is a 1,864 acre kettle lake located in the southwest corner of Marshall County in Union Township and was formed approximately 15,000 years ago by the receding glaciers. Kettle [...]
News was received on December 5, 2012 that a land trust the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund has been working on for a little more than a year has been accepted by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. This is wonderful news for Lake Maxinkuckee. A new non-profit partnership has been formed [...]