The SWCD hosted a field day for Rensselaer Central Middle School 8th Grade students at the Grand Kakakee Marsh County Park on May 23, 2014. The students attended sessions covering tree identification, tree products, history of the marsh, animal habitat activities, journaling, and a river hike. Thank you to all the presenters for volunteering for the day and helping the students grow.
The Winter 2014 Northwest Indiana Cover Crop Report is now available!
The Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council was created in 2008 by a group of individuals concerned with our community trees. Working with the Mayor and City Council, the group continuously works to secure state grants to plant trees with the aid of the street tree inventory. The group also ensures that weak and unhealthy trees get removed in a timely manner.
If you would like to contact the Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council, please contact our office and we will put you in contact with them.
We invite YOU to get involved today!
All meetings are held at the SWCD office at 8:00 a.m. Central time and are open to the public. Attend one of our meetings and let us know your interests.
The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to provide leadership and assistance in the proper use and management of soil, water, and related natural resources in Jasper County.
The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative (UIWI) is in the final stages of developing its watershed management plan. Once the plan is approved, the UIWI will be ready to apply for an implementation grant. Please contact us if you wish to be involved with the UIWI or want to be on a mailing list for information.
A watershed is an area of land from which water ultimately drains into a major river, which then dumps into the ocean or sea.
The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District is located at:
The USDA Service Center
211 E Drexel Parkway
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Call us at 219-866-8008 ext. 3 or Fax us at 219-866-5507