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Press Release

December 23, 2015

For release in first publication of 2016

Funds Available for Conservation Practices in Washington County
Submitted by: Whitney Sauerheber, Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed Coordinator

The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was awarded two Clean Water Indiana (CWI) grants for 2016-2018 to implement conservation practices in Washington County.

Cost-share practices include cover crops, livestock watering facility, heavy use area protection, access roads and pasture renovation/interseeding. Cover crop implementation is funded at $20/acre up to 25 acres per participant. Livestock practice installation is funded up to $1,000 per practice for a participant. Priority will go to new participants in CWI program and is based upon a ranking sheet addressing water quality resource concerns.

Limited funds available, so please inquire as soon as possible.
Call Whitney Sauerheber, MCBR Watershed Coordinator, at 883-3006 ext. 3 or stop by our office at 801 Anson Street, Salem to pick up an application.

"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

"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."