The USGS gauge which was previously used to monitor creek water levels is no longer functional since it was located in the "pool" above the low-head dam which has now been removed. USGS is aware of this and in the process of determining the timing for a new gage to measure flow rate of the creek. In the meantime canoeist and kayakers must rely on good judgement to determine if the water level appears higher than normal.
The City of Crawfordsville has announced plans for the removal of the low head dam on Sugar Creek during the fall of 2021, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and Friends of Sugar Creek hosted a "virtual" public forum on April 22, 2021 to answer questions regarding the project.
Sugar Creek is a beautiful stream, but the low-head dam at the former CEL&P power plant presents a public safety hazard that all kayakers, canoeist, fishermen, and swimmers should be aware of and avoid.
Aaron Selby shares his thoughts on how to escape from the challenges of self isolation and social distancing resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Eighteen area youth, and eighteen adults, participated in Friends of Sugar Creek's educational program on July 18, 2020 to learn about the habitat, biology, geology, history, and beauty of Sugar Creek.
The 2021 Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race was once again a huge success with more than 30 participants. The next canoe race is scheduled for May 21st, 2022.
MOCO Adopt a Storm Drain is a volunteer progam sponsored by Friends of Sugar Creek and the Crawfordsville Storm Water Department. We encourage you to consider adopting a drain in your neighborhood.
The Sugar Creek Nature Trail is located just north of downtown Crawfordsville, the interpretive signage for the Nature Trail was a Friends of Sugar Creek project.
Turn in a Poacher, Inc. (TIP) is a non-profit conservation organization that protects our fish and wildlife resources by increasing public support and involvement in bringing violators to justice.
Please visit our booth at the Farmer's Market on Pike Street the last Saturday of each month, where you can support Friends of Sugar Creek by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a kayak, paddle, and life vest. The drawing will be held Thursday, October 21st at our Annual Meeting, you do not need to be present to win, but are most welcome to attend the Annual Meeting meeting.