Signs will honor efforts to protect Wabash River

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Efforts to improve water quality in the Wabash River are being recognized with signs throughout the Greater Lafayette area.

The Wabash River Enhancement Corp. is teaming up with Purdue University graduate students to place nearly 150 Eco Champion signs recognizing landowners whose practices have helped improve the river's water quality.

Television station WLFI in Lafayette reports the practices range from easy ones such as using rain barrels and native plantings to more involved efforts, such as installing a rain garden or pervious pavement.

Sara Peel of the Enhancement Corp. says the group spent nearly $675,000 on such practices in 2012.

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