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Monroe County SWCD 75th Annual Meeting

Join us on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 9:00AM to celebrate a historic 75 years of conservation! The 2017 Annual Meeting will feature a Cracker Barrel breakfast followed by a keynote address by Joe Peden and breakout sessions on the themes of invasive species management, growing in a hoop house, sustainable grazing, and stormwater management. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at our office or online via Eventbrite. Contact the SWCD with questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!

What: Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District 75th Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 9:00AM-12:00PM (doors open at 8:30AM)

Where: Saint Paul United Methodist Church (4201 W 3rd St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404)

***Purchase tickets here, or visit our office to pay in cash and avoid processing fees. 

2017 Mini Grant Applications

The Soil & Water Conservation District is excited to once again be able to offer residents the opportunity to take care of some of their conservation needs through mini grants.  These mini grants are made possible through the generosity of the stormwater board and their financial support of the Soil & Water Conservation District. This application includes funds for rain garden installation as advertised at the Rain Garden Certification workshops.

No project is too big or small for this grant.  All projects that are accepted will be chosen based on a local ranking system and will be the sole decision of the Soil & Water Conservation Districts Board of Supervisors.

All project chosen will be cost shared on a 25%-75% split.  The landowner will be responsible for 25% of the cost of the project, while the Soil & Water Conservation District will assist financially for 75% of the cost of the project up to a maximum of $2000 per project.  Funds are limited so it is possible that not all applications will be funded. Contact the SWCD for further information. See the attached application: Mini Grant Application.


Monroe, Brown, Greene, and Owen county SWCDs are excited to offer our 2017-2019 Clean Water Indiana (CWI) initiative: Remove Invasives, Replant Natives, and Restore Natural Places Cost Share Program.

What: This cost share will assist with projects focused on non-native invasive plant species removal and native planting projects in Monroe, Brown, Greene, and Owen counties.

Who: Any landowner or entity in these four counties is eligible.


1. Initial Contact & Site Visit: Contact your local SWCD office to discuss your project and setup a site visit. A site visit must be coordinated with your local SWCD OR MC-IRIS (Monroe County-Identify and Reduce Invasive Species) before moving forward with any project.

2. Application: After conducting a site visit and developing a Landowner Invasive Plant Assessment with SWCD or MC-IRIS staff, submit a CWI application to your local SWCD office (see application link below).

3. Final Inspection: Upon completion of the project according to the specific landowner assessment, technical staff will conduct a final site visit to check for project completeness.

4. Reimbursement: After the final inspection, all receipts must be turned in to SWCD staff. Reimbursements will cover up to 75% of costs, not to exceed the per acre rate for invasive species removal and $500 total for native planting.

Moving Forward: Click on this link for a CWI Local Application. See the following image for further information and local SWCD offices. Contact your county SWCD for more information.

Contact your local SWCD for more information. Applications will be accepted year-round and will be ranked and approved by SWCD staff and board of supervisors on a quarterly basis each year of CWI funding (2017-2019).






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