Wonders on the Wabash (WOW)

2018 Dates

September 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer form, click here. This link will open in a new window. 

Background Check

Background form click here. This form will need to be completed before you will be allowed to volunteer.  Please mail, scan and/or email this form only, 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!

Questions and Concerns

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 or by email to Monica Christopher at mchristopher@tippecanoe.in.gov or Vanessa Rainwater at vrainwater@tippecanoe.in.gov
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What can I bring into the event?

  • It is strongly recommended you bring extra:
    • Clothing. as you may get wet!
    • A towel.
    • Your feet WILL get WET.
    • We strongly suggest a pair of dry shoes.
    • Please leave all your extras in your vehicle.  
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  Our Route

Our Route

Tentative Agenda

  • 9:30 - Announcements
  • 9:45 - Raft Launch
  • 10:00 - to Dog Park Island (.9 mile)
  • 10:35 – 10:55 - On shore presentation (first 6 rafts)  
  • 10:35-10:55 - On shore presentation – (last 6 rafts)
  •  11:00 – 11:20 - On Shore presentation (last 6 rafts)
  • 11:00 – 11:20 - On Shore presentation (first 6 rafts)
  • (Tests, snack and drink)
  • 11:30 launch to Wea Creek Island (1.3 miles)
  • 12:00 - On shore presentation
  • 12:25 - On the River Test
  • 12:35 - launch to Fort Ouiatenon (.89 mile)
  • 1:00 - Arrive
  • 1:00-1:30 -Lunch
  • 1:35 -  Winning raft announced
  • 1:45 - Tie Breaker if necessary
  • 2:00 - Load busses

FAQs

What should you park your vehicle?

If you choose to be a volunteer, please arrive at For Ouiatenon, located at 3129 S River Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906 between 8:30-8:45 to be shuttled to Tapawingo Park for the raft launch. The last shuttle will be leaving the Fort at 9:00 am.

Safety Information

  • Life jackets (PDF's) MUST be worn at all times. Even while on the islands. this is an insurance requirement that we must adhere to.
  • Closed-toe shoes MUST be on at all times. No open toe sandals or Crocs are allowed. This is an insurance requirement that we much adhere to.
  • Remain in raft at all times unless otherwise directed.
  • Do not stand in rafts.
  • When exiting rafts, exit from the front only.
  • Emergency Personnel will be present in a motorized safety boat. they will have a first aid kit and will be able to assist should an emergency arise.

Reminders

  • Dress appropriately and for the weather.
  • Wear shoes that can get wet.
  • We STRONGLY suggest you bring extra clothes, shoes, and a towel. 
  • You will be getting in and out of the raft.
  • Your feet WILL get wet along with the strong possibility that your whole body could get WET!
  • Life jackets will be provided.
  • Drinks and lunch will be provided.