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A WawaCreed

Because I enjoy the many social, spiritual, and environmental blessings of Lake Wawasee, I will honor my responsibility to protect and preserve those blessings.

May I always remember to:

  • Respect the rights of all who legitimately use this lake.

  • Know and observe boating laws and basic boating courtesies:

  • Keep at least 200 feet from shore unless launching or landing.

  • Observe "No Wake" zones.

  • Yield to boats approaching from my right.

  • Yield to boats under sail.

  • Equip my boat with proper safety items, including lights and flotation devices.

  • Maintain safe and courteous distances from other boats and swimmers.

  • Permit no underage operation of my boat.

  • Never operate a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Assume 100% responsibility for my attitude and behavior.

  • Dispose of all trash and human waste at proper on-shore facilities.

  • Help protect environmentally fragile (shallows and wetlands) areas.

  • When conflict arises, speak to my neighbor, rather than about my neighbor.

  • Show a child some special place of beauty on lake Wawasee.

  • Return there often.




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