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Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed

Mill Creek – Blue River Watershed Project

On December 6, 2016 the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District's Mill Creek – Blue River Watershed Project (MCBR) was awarded $ 250,000 through a three year 319 grant initiated by EPA and distributed by IDEM, to provide cost-share to install best management practices (BMPs) in the identified critical areas of MCBR watershed to address water quality concerns to landowners.

The program will pay up to 75% of the actual total allowed cost of installation of practices with a $15,000 cap per participant. Reimbursement will follow the installation and approval of the project(s) installed by landowners.

At this time, BMPs available for cost-share through the MCBR project include: access roads, animal trails and walkways, composting facility, cover crop, critical area planting, drainage water management, fence, filter strip, forage and biomass planting, grade stabilization grassed waterway, heavy use area protection, lined waterway, mulching, no-till (equipment modification or pre-emergent chemicals), nutrient management, pipeline, pumping plant, residue management, riparian buffer, roof runoff management, spring development, stream crossing, subsurface drainage, tree planting, waste management, waste storage facility, watering facility.

To participate in this program or learn more about the project, please contact Jenny Rowland, MCBR Coordinator, at 812-883-3006 ext. 3, jenny.rowland@in.nacdnet.net, or set up an appointment with her at the SWCD office located at 801 Anson Street in Salem.

"This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement C9975482-10 to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use."

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