Nearly $1 million awarded by state to boost water quality

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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board recently awarded $975,651 in matching grant funds to 15 soil and water conservation districts and organizations through the Clean Water Indiana program.

“Soil is one of our most valuable resources,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “I commend our State Soil Conservation Board for continuing this award, even through this difficult year.”

The Clean Water Indiana program is administered by the state’s conservation board. The program provides financial assistance to landowners and conservation groups that are working to reduce runoff from non-point sources of water pollution, whether it’s on agricultural land, urban areas or eroding streambanks.

“Indiana is committed to soil conservation and improving water quality across the state, this funding will allow these conservation districts to do just that,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “I am looking forward to seeing each districts’ plans come to fruition and am confident the future of soil conservation in Indiana is long-lasting.”

Awardees include:

  •  Dubois County SWCD, $99,000
  • Fayette County SWCD, $60,000
  • Jay County SWCD, $130,000
  • Jefferson County SWCD, $41,595
  • Johnson County SWCD, $2,656
  • Lawrence County SWCD, $60,000
  • Marion County SWCD, $27,500
  • Owen County SWCD, $64,800
  • Pike County SWCD, $42,000
  • Spencer County SWCD, $80,100
  • St. Joseph County SWCD, $65,000
  • Sullivan County SWCD, $72,000
  • Wabash County SWCD, $75,000
  • Indiana Association of SWCD’s, $90,000
  • Southern IN Cooperative Invasive Species Management, $66,000


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