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Strategies and Initiatives

The District has various workshops and educational meetings for land users that help them obtain profitable endeavors.  These include information on no-till farming, cover crops, pesticide effects on water quality, and new mini bulk rules.

 

County school programming includes Sand Hill Crane Day, Earth Day, the Incredible Edible Landfill, Soil and Earthworms, “Who Grew My Soup”, Wild Turkeys, Water Riches (in cooperation with Purdue Extension), and Wetlands.  Our county, in cooperation with Arrow Head Country RC&D, also participates in the September River Expedition and spring Envirothon.  These programs presented to our students about the environment and natural resources educate our future leaders so they may preserve what our country’s residents enjoy.

 

Other District activities include “Earth Night” at our local county fair.  Free games and prizes are awarded to children as they focus on conservation information.  Another activity, an annual tree sale, helps our county residents create windbreaks and prevent soil erosion.  The Pulaski County SWCD obtained a grant to conduct water testing at the Tippecanoe River State Park.  In the next 2 years, we will be testing the Tippecanoe River’s water seven more times.  Volunteers are always welcome as we discover how to better protect our river.  Well water testing was another service offered to Pulaski County residents this year.  Our office is committed to water quality and will help ensure safe water.

 

Local, state and federal calendars vary; data is based on Jan-Dec for local funding, July-June for state funding, and Oct-Sept for federal funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: June 14, 2011

 

Funding Source Definitions

LOCAL: Funding from non-state and non-federal sources, such as county funds, private grants, etc., administered by the Soil and Water

Conservation Districts, running on the calendar year.

STATE: State funded programs running on the state fiscal calendar July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010.

FEDERAL: Federally funded programs running on the federal fiscal year (FFY), October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2010.

CWI: Clean Water Indiana (State Soil Conservation Board, State). Funding for new projects in the State FY 2010.

CRP/CREP: Conservation Reserve Program & Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (Farm Service Agency, Federal). Funding paid out

in FFY 2010.

CSP: Conservation Stewardship Program (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal). New contracts in FFY 2010.

EQIP: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal). New contracts in FFY 2010.

WRP/WREP: Wetland Reserve Program (Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal). Dollars represent new obligations and restoration

payments in FFY 2010.

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