WILDCAT GUARDIANS
Dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Wildcat Creek



The Wildcat Guardians is an organization of citizens who are dedicated to improving the health and beauty of Wildcat Creek. The group was founded in 1990, when some paddling friends came up with an idea about setting up a system for the creek similar to the "Adopt-a-Highway" program. Garry Hill took the idea and ran with it. The Wildcat Guardians monitor the entire length of the creek from its beginning east of Jerome in Howard County to where it flows into the Wabash River around Lafayette, Indiana.

Wildcat Creek is one of the best paddling streams in Indiana. The water is swift, winding and full of mild riffles that require some skill and coordination. It is also forgiving, making it an ideal stream for families and those new to canoeing. Wildcat Creek is a part of the Indiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System, identifying it as one of the most outstanding of all the state's rivers.

Several things to keep in mind when canoeing the creek:
• Never canoe on flooded streams! They are extremely dangerous due to their strong currents and downed trees.
• Life jackets are required by Indiana law and should be worn by all canoeists.

• Take extra water to drink and an extra set of dry clothes in a waterproof container.
• Keep in mind the bank of this river is considered private property.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED - PLEASE HELP KEEP OUR RIVER CLEAN!

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