Spring is fast approaching in Indiana, and The Monroe County Conservation District wants to be there to help you meet your conservation goals! That’s why this month, we’re focusing on the resources available to YOU from us. We have a range of resources available for your soil and water needs!
Stormwater Partnership Grants:
The Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District partners with the County Stormwater Board to offer small grant opportunities to landowners. These grants are for stormwater resource concerns specifically to protect soil and water. These grants can be used for pasture erosion control, invasive species removal for soil health, water catchment system installations for repurposing stormwater, seawall developments, and more!
Critical Area Seeding:
The critical area seeding program was started in 2020 to provide a seed mix that establishes quickly in order to protect soil. The mix grows deep roots that will stabilize soil long-term. The program is being offered again in 2021 - but only while supplies last!
The MCSWCD rents out our no-till drill on a first come/first served basis. The drill requires a minimum deposit of $50, which will cover up to 5 acres of seeding. You can put your name on the waiting list to be next in line to rent the drill.
The MCSWCD also has a variety of equipment available to borrow FREE of charge too! We have tree planers, soil probes, and Hay-check probes all available for use.
A variety of educational resources are available for free to students, parents, and teachers in Monroe County! You can look through our educational site to find booklets, classroom exercises, and our very own book - We’re very excited to continue to offer our book “The Seriously Silly Story of a Waterdrops Journey” for free to students in Monroe County!
If you are not in Monroe County the book is also available for purchase on Amazon. The book is authored by our very own District Manager Martha Miller, and all proceeds go to conservation efforts in Monroe County.
If you have questions about any of our resources contacts us here!
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