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 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.
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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.
Our Annual Meeting has been set for February 12, 2014. We invite you to attend and hear about our accomplishments this past year and learn about soil health. The meeting will be held at the St. Luke Lutheran Church with a wonderful meal provided. Please RSVP by January 31 to save your seat.
Interesting cover crop strip trial information was discussed. Contact Dan Perkins for more information.
The first two-stage ditch in Jasper County is almost complete! The ditch is ½ mile long located in southern Jasper County.
Tree sale flyers have been mailed out. If you have not gotten one and would like one, please contact us. (do a link on contact us)
There is a new District Conservationist acting in Jasper and Newton Counties. Dieter Markland will now be the contact.
2014 meeting dates have been set.
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
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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.