Cost-share is available for anyone in Vanderburgh County

We have funds available for urban conservation projects in Vanderburgh County.  If you are interested in any of the below items to your yard, please complete the application and return to our office at 921 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.  If you have questions about what is eligible please contact Erin Shoup at 812-423-4426 x3.  An application can be picked up at the office or by calling the office and an application can be mailed out.

  • Conservation Buffer – $150
  • Pollinator Plot (varies by plot size) Plots less than or equal to 2,500 sq. ft. – $50
    • Plots greater than 2,500 sq. ft. and up to 0.25 acres – $200
  •     Plots greater than 0.25 acres – $350
  • Rain Garden – $250
  • Rainwater Harvesting – $60/system
  • Soil Testing – $15/sample
  • Tree Planting – $75
  • Xeriscaping – $200

 

77th Annual Meeting

Please join us for Vanderburgh County SWCD’s 77th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center in Evansville, IN.  The cost is $10/person payable at the door with a reservation, please call 812-423-4426 x3 to reserve your seat today.

Calling all schools in Vanderburgh County!

Is your school looking to install a conservation project but are in need of funding!  We have an opportunity for you, we are sponsoring 5 projects at $300 each to be installed at the schools.  Please see the links below for the flyer and application.  All applications are due January 17th, 2018 and can be emailed to erin.shoup@in.nacdnet.net or mailed to Vanderburgh SWCD- 921 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.

School Flyer

School Application

The SWCD is Hiring!

We are hiring an Invasive Species Technician to serve Vanderburgh, Gibson, Pike, Posey and Warrick County SWCD’s.  This position is grant funded for 3 years and will be an employee of the Vanderburgh County SWCD.   Applications and optional resumes may be mailed to Erin Shoup, Vanderburgh County Soil and Water Conservation District; 921 N Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710-3629 or to erin.shoup@in.nacdnet.net by December 15th, 2017.  Please click the links below for the job description and the job application.

Job Description

Job Application

Join us for a Conservation Breakfast!

Calling all Women!

Ladies you are invited to attend the Women 4 the Land workshop in New Harmony, IN

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You’re Invited!

Vanderburgh County SWCD’s 76th Annual Meeting is February 28th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the 4-H Center Banquet Hall.  The price is $10/person, please call 812-423-4426 x3 to reserve your tickets today.  John Foster from Wesselman Woods Nature Society will be speaking on Pollinators this year.

Eastern Native Grass Symposium

The ENGS will be a three day event held August 29 – 31, 2016 at the Tropicana Conference Center, Evansville, IN.  This is the first time in the symposium history that this conference has been in this part of the country.  If it is going to be in Indiana, we are going to make it a big and memorable event!

Hot topics include “Improving Soil Health with Native Forages” by Ray Archuleta; “The Art of using Pollinators” by John Foster and “Utilizing Native Warm Season Grasses for Grazing” by Steve Clubine and much more!  The symposium attendance will include attendees from all across the Midwest and Southern states and we expect this ENGS to be a record breaking event.  There will be speakers on Monday and Tuesday of the symposium with tours on Wednesday morning. Tours will be on Grazing & Wildlife in Warrick County, Patoka Fish & Wildlife Refuge in Gibson County and Angel Mounds-Pollinators-Urban WSG’s, and Green-Roof in Vanderburgh County. Register early to get your choice of tours.

To register for the Eastern Native Grass Symposium please visit:

www.easternnativegrasssymposium.eventbrite.com

Click here for agenda

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Invasive Weed Workshop, April 19th at 9 am!

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You’re Invited to our 75th Annual Meeting!

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