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October 27, 2021
Why burn? Have your leaves taken away for free!

Contribute to the Elkhart County Leaf Collection Competition.

October 27, 2021
New Floating Sign at the Ecozone

The Simonton Lake Conservancy Board has paid for a new floating sign at our Ecozone in the southeastern corner of Little Simonton.

October 27, 2021
Recycling 101

An easy way to help the environment is to recycle.

October 27, 2020
Where to Paddle

Check out the new interactive state map!

November 13, 2020
Elkhart County Burning Regulations

This time of year, many of us are burning leaves.  Because we live in Elkhart County, we can burn our leaves.  But, being allowed to burn does not mean you can burn anything you want, anytime.  If you assume this, you may be ticketed.  

October 1, 2016
Environmental Commitee Creates a Master Plan

At our last Environmental Committee meeting, a draft of a Simonton Lake Master Plan of Improvements was presented, reviewed and discussed. This Master Plan addresses many of the issues put forth in the 2011 Diagnostic Study of the lake by identifying environmental concerns and offering solutions, along with cost impacts. It is, in effect, a continuation, expansion and formalization of the ideas presented at the community meeting of December 14, 2015.