Frequently Asked Questions

Information for students, teachers, and volunteers.

What is the schedule for the day?

  • 8:30 - 9:00 - Volunteers shuttled from Fort Ouiatenon to Tapawingo Park
  • 9:30 - Announcements
  • 9:45 - Raft Launch
  • 10:35 – 10:55 Mussels (first 6 rafts) – Dog Park Island
  • 10:35-10:55 Water Quality – (last 6 rafts) – Dog Park Island
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Mussels (last 6 rafts)
  • 11:00 – 11:20 Water Quality (first 6 rafts)
  • (Tests, snack and drink)
  • 11:30 - Launch to Wea Creek Island (1.3 miles)
  • 12:00 - Fish Session at Wea Creek Island
  • 12:25 - Fish and On The River Test
  • 12:35 - Launch to Fort Ouiatenon (.89 mile)
  • 1:00 - Arrive at Fort Ouiatenon
  • 1:35 - Winning raft announced
  • 2:00 Load busses

How do I register to volunteer?

Click here to volunteer. A background check will be required for all volunteers. The form can be found here. Please mail or email this form to the TCPWQ. There will be no cost to you for the background check that will be ran through the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department. Thank you for your willingness to volunteer.  We look forward to seeing you on the water!

What should I wear?

Closed-toe shoes are required for all participants. No open toe sandals or Crocs are allowed. It is also recommended that you wear clothes that can get wet. Life jackets will be provided

What else should I bring?

Dry clothes and shoes are recommended for after the rafting trip. A towel is also recommended for after the event.

Is lunch provided?

Yes! Lunch and a drink will be provided to all participants.

Where should I park?

Volunteers should park at Fort Ouiatenon. Please arrive between 8:30-8:45. Fort Ouiatenon is located at 3129 S. River Road., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

What if I have additional questions?

Please feel free to contact the Tippecanoe County Partenership for Water Quality (TCPWQ) with any questions and/or concerns you may have at (765) 423-9228 or by email to Monica Christopher at