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Since 1999 Chapman Lakes Foundation along with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) developed a strategic lake management plan for our lakes to prolong the life of the lakes for enjoyment by current and future generations.

Our Mission

The Chapman Lakes Foundation mission is to fund conservation practices that improve Chapman Lakes' water quality and environmentally-sensitive watershed lands that impact Chapman Lakes.


If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

LORAN EISELY, The Immense Journey, 1957

What We've Achieved

  • Chapman Lake Diagnostic Study: 2001
  • Crooked Creek Design/Build 2003
  • Chapman Lakes Engineering Feasibility Study: 2003
  • Arrow Head Drain Design-Build:2004
  • Lozier & Highland Drains Engineering Feasibility Study: 2006
  • Chapman Lakes Strategic Management Plan: 2007
  • Chapman lakes Highland Drain Design-Build: 2008
  • Chapman Lakes Sediment Removal Plan: 2009
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan: 2013
  • Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan: 2014
  • Barbee and Chapman Lakes Water monitoring: 2014
  • Aquatic Vegetaion management Plan Update: 2014
  • Little Chapman Lake Highland Drain Stream Bank Stabilization Design Build: 2014
  • Public Access boat ramp dredged:2015