Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council, P.O. Box 187, 116 N. Main Street, Culver, IN 46511

574-842-3686 - Kathy Clark, Executive Director LMEC - lmec@lakemax.org

OUR LAKE'S TRIBUTARIES AND WETLANDS

"Lake Maxinkuckee, Our lake's tributaries and wetlands" is complete. We are very proud of this ten minute piece. It shows each of the three main tributaries that flow into Lake Max, including wonderful drone shots of each wetland. Narrated by Allen Chesser, LMEC Chairman it is a great video explaining some of the earliest work done by LMEC and explains how it benefits the water quality within the lake. We have high quality video that we can take to groups when we speak, and will attempt to load this level soon. Until then insert this link into your search bar: youtube.com/watch?v=XU4UVpaT2o4

LAKE MAXINKUCKEE WETLAND TOUR

JOIN US FOR OUR FALL WETLAND TOUR! SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 8:30 A.M. BE AT OUR OFFICE AND GET ON THE BUS TO TAKE A HIKING TOUR OF THE THREE MAN-MADE WETLANDS HERE AT LAKE MAX. ITS FREE, ITS FUN, ITS EDUCATIONAL!.

LAKE MAXINKUCKEE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

The updates to the LMEC's 2006 Watershed Management Plan are almost complete. In order to provide access to certain appendix items, some are here on the website under the button showing a photo of the cover of the 2006 WMP. Click on that, and it will take you to a list of each specific appendix included here. The final version will be posted when it ships to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Caution, it may not be approved as with this update it was necessary to include details on Lost Lake. Unfortunately, scientific data was sparse and files lost to the past. We did our best, and believe that you will eventually find a compact summary of efforts for both lakes, reaching back over 128 years. Can't ask for more than that.

From The Blog

USGS/LMEC PROJECT

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 [...]

Understanding the Lake Level

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 [...]

CONNECTION TO “WIND RUSH”

Click “View” below for Utube video.  

DO NOT DRAIN TO LAKE

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. [...]

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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 [...]

Lake Max Land Trust now a reality!

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 [...]