Wawasee Property Owners AssociationPosted on by WPOA Admin
SAME VIEW, NEW WAY TO LOOK — At the new overlook are Sam Lemen, WACF chairman; Barb and Doug Grant; and Heather Harwood, WACF executive director. An informational board will be added to the location in the future. (Photos by Deb Patterson).
The Barbara Berkey Grant and Sacajawea Wetlands Overlook on CR 1000N, east of Koher Road East on the southeast side of Lake Wawasee, has been completed. The boardwalk platform overlooks the wetland area at the headwaters of Turkey Creek before it flows into Lake Wawasee.The property is owned by the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation and named after Grant, who is from Syracuse.
Grant, her husband, Doug, Al Campbell and Tom Yoder canoed from the bridge on CR 1000N up the river into Lake Wawasee. The path was obstructed with beaver dams and took an entire afternoon to traverse. Once completed, the men jokingly told Barbara Grant she was the first gal since Sacajawea to make the run, and the remark has remained.
Sacajawea is the well-known Native American Indian woman who helped lead the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.