Where nature and the city meet

In recent years concern regarding the production and occurrence of blue-green algal toxins has grown in central Indiana and nationally.

committees and contacts

John Ulmer, ECWA Chairman

John was a member of the Eagle Creek Watershed Taskforce, the predecessor to the Alliance, and has been working in the watershed for several years.  He lives north of Zionsville in Boone County, very near the confluence of Mounts Run and Eagle Creek. He is retired from various data processing positions in the direct marketing industry. 

He holds the Professional Certificate in Watershed Management from the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy, has completed the Natural Resources Leadership Academy’s course, is a volunteer instructor with Hoosier Riverwatch, Vice-chair of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation Advisory Committee, Board and Executive Committee member of Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with the Juvenile Court in Boone County.  Previously, John was the Conservation Chair for the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club and a past member of the Environmental Quality Service Council of the State Legislature.

Should you have an interest in participating in the ECWA, please contact John at remlu@tds.net

ECWA Education Committee

The Education Committee hosts informative workshops and events, creates a quarterly newsletter (Ripple Effects), develops educational tools and resources, and works to educate landowners about water quality issues and how individuals can make a difference.  Should you have an interest in participating in the Education Committee, please contact Shaena Reinhart at sreinhart@empowerresults.com

Chuck Brinkman, ECWA Technical Committee Chair

Chuck has a genuine interest in clean water and the outdoors.  He participates in a number of groups that protect Indiana's waterways, including serving the Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance in a leadership role by chairing the technical committee. Chuck enjoys kayaking and fly-fishing many of the streams in Indiana.

Should you have an interest in participating in the ECWA Technical Committee, please contact Chuck at cbyak@yahoo.com