Grace College’s director of the Center for Lakes and Streams Dr. Nate Bosch received a local community service award on Nov. 17 for his work through the center, as a professor at Grace and as an active individual in the Winona Lake community. The following is a story from Ink Free News.
Center for Lakes and Streams Director Dr. Nate Bosch was honored with the 2015 Bill Reneker Community Service Award at the annual Winona Lake Community Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 17.
The annual dinner brings together members of the Winona Lake community to celebrate the accomplishments and goals of the town, and to recognize people making an impact in Winona Lake.
The keynote speaker this year was Dr. Bosch, who was completely unaware of the award he would be given at the end of the night. Bosch spoke of the impact Winona Lake has on the town and the importance of taking care it. Winona Lake is the third largest financial contributor to Winona, falling only behind the orthopedic industry and the agriculture industry. Local lakes bring in $313 million in revenue to the community every year.
Dr. Bosch’s presentation gave the audience a background on how the lake operates, discussing how layers in a lake turnover, how nutrients cause plant growth and how that plant growth depletes oxygen within the water. He also presented a history of Winona Lake, talking about the amount of sediment that has built-up, the increase in algae and plant life, and how oxygen has been depleted from the lower layer and the negative impact that has on fish.
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