The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board have awarded grants to 25 soil and water conservation districts throughout the state. The funding, totaling nearly $900,000 in Clean Water Indiana grants, will support projects designed to improve water quality.
The projects receiving grant funding are set to begin in 2018. The ISDA says the projects range from installing a filter strip to planting cover crops to hiring staff who can provide technical assistance, education and training.
"We’re starting to see a significant reduction in the amount of sediment and nutrients prevented from entering Indiana’s waterways, as a result of Clean Water Indiana," said Melissa Rekeweg, interim director of the ISDA. "There is still much work to be done to improve our water quality, and these grants are critical to that effort."
The recipients, listed by lead SWCD, partnering SWCD and grant amount, include:
- Allen County: $24,300
- Blackford County (Adams, Jays, Wells counties): $154,500
- Dearborn County (Ohio County): $107,000
- Dubois County (Daviess, Martin counties): $95,250
- Fulton County: $55,500
- Jefferson County (Clark County): $66,990
- Knox County (Pike, Sullivan, Dubois, Daviess, Warrick counties): $52,500
- Marion County: $60,000
- Pike County (Gibson County): $84,000
- Rush County (Shelby County): $4,912.50
- Steuben County: $25,750
- Vanderburgh County (Gibson, Pike, Posey, Warrick counties): $95,000
- Wabash County: $22,300
- Warrick County (Posey, Vanderburgh counties): $49,032
You can connect to more information about the Clean Water Indiana program by clicking here.