The mission of the Geist Reservoir Conservancy District is to address and uphold the longevity of Geist Reservoir. Not only do we want to keep the water safe for future enjoyment, but we also want to keep it as beautiful as the communities that grace the surrounding property.
Geist Reservoir has been enjoyed by Indiana residents since 1943 when it was constructed by damming Fall Creek to provide water for Indianapolis. Upon completion, Geist Reservoir became the second-largest human-made lake in Indiana, providing 7 billion gallons of water. Residents of Geist are most likely familiar with the shallow waters (10 feet or less) and the rapid development the area has seen over the years.
With that being said, several factors have aged Geist to appear much closer to 120 years old than its actual age. While Geist has been a place for families to make memories over the years, the 78-year-old reservoir needs ecological attention and homeowner support to survive.
To properly care for and maintain Geist Reservoir, Geist Reservoir Conservancy District wants to give the lake the attention it deserves to benefit current and future community members.
Meet the Steering Committee
The steering committee is a volunteer organization currently working to help establish the Geist Reservoir Conservancy District across fundraising, legislation, legal, community outreach, and awareness.
Melissa St. John
The Block Captains
Block Captains are essential in collecting signatures and educating the Geist community on the importance of a reservoir conservancy district.
Mellisa St. John
The Geist Lake Coalition has been instrumental in identifying the need, laying the groundwork, and financing the formation and future Geist Reservoir Conservancy District.