Protect Our Natural Resources & Enhance River Access

Our River. Our Responsibility.

The viability of the Wabash River is our mission here at Wabash River Enhancement Corporation.

What We Do

Connecting the
River & Community


Sustainable development on the riverfront improves the community's access to recreation on and around the Wabash, and strengthens the local economy.

Water Quality

We focus on protecting and improving the water quality of the Wabash River through a variety of watershed programs and initiatives.


We bring the community together to engage with and improve the Wabash River through eco-friendly homes, volunteer opportunities, and our annual Wabash Riverfest.

Bringing Greater Lafayette Closer to the River

Here at WREC, our focus is on the sustainability of the Wabash River through an environmental, recreational, and economic path. We focus our efforts on protecting and improving the water quality within and the ecosystems around the Wabash, spurring new economic development and improved environmental management along the corridor.

Take Action

How can you
make an impact?

Curious how you can make a difference? Explore all the options available to protect the Wabash River.


Farmers and non-operating landowners have the opportunity to help improve water quality in our watershed. WREC provides cost-share funds to make this easier. Explore all the options available.

  • Buffer Strips
  • Conservation Tillage
  • Cover Crops
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Bioreactor
  • Drainage Water Management
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Constructed Wetlands


Businesses and city-residents have many opportunities to reduce storm-water runoff and improve water quality in the Wabash River. These are things you can do on your own, or with the help of WREC’s cost share program.

  • Indiana Native Plants
  • Rain Barrels
  • Rain Gardens
  • Green Roofs
  • Turf to Prairie Conversion
  • River-Friendly Home


We work with all kinds of community partners to offer a variety of different volunteer opportunities for the community to participate in.

  • Wabash Sampling Blitz
  • DeTrash the Wabash
  • WREC Property Work Days

Who We Are

Wabash River Enhancement Corporation

We lead efforts to develop long-range plans that improve the Wabash riverfront, river corridor, and water quality and partner with the local community to bring these efforts to life.


Worth of Green Infrastructure Installed


Strategic Corridor Properties


Acres of Cover Crops Installed

Get Started

Make your home river-friendly.