VANDERBURGH COUNTY SWCD
             (SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT)
                       Temporarily in the Boonville Service Center
                       1124 S 8th Street
                       Boonville, IN 47601
                       (812) 897-2840 Ext 6 
                       FAX: (812) 897-2859
                       Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                       Monday thru Friday

 

   
 
 

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WATER QUALITY:  We All Live Downstream

Soil is the number one pollutant in Water.  When soil erodes it takes associated nutrients and pollutants into the water with it This is why controlling erosion is a large part of improving water quality.  Some ways Vanderburgh Co. SWCD is impacting water quality includes: 
                       
 INDIANA’S NEW RULE 5 PERMITTING GUIDE
                     Storm Water BMP Information
                     
Indiana Storm Water Manual
                         Green Lawns, Clean Lakes
                          
http://www.indianawildlife.org/phosphorus.htm
                               
Evansville CSO 
                           
POLLUTION COMPLAINTS
                    
BLACK WILLOW WETLAND PROJECT
  
SUMMARY OF CLEAN WATER INDIANA PROJECTS IN INDIANA
                  
RIVERS INSTITUTE AT HANOVER COLLEGE
               
                  STOP THE MUDNESS  
            
VANDERBURGH CO. HEALTH DEPARTMENT  
   New On-Line Storm Water Management Publication at
    http://hamilton.osu.edu/landscape-stormwater-management

                              LARE GRANT FOR LOCUST CREEK
                       $175,000 AVAILABLE FOR PROJECT

                            CLEAN WATER INDIANA GRANT 2009
                     
$10,000 SEDIMENT AND NUTRIENT REDUCTION

                            CLEAN WATER INDIANA GRANT 2010
               $7,000 Pond Pro Day/Soil Quality Conference/Aerial Cover Crop Seeding

                           CLEAN WATER INDIANA GRANT 2011
      $7,000 Corn Soybean Training Day/Cover Crop Bus Tour/Cover Crops/Staff & 
      Supervisor Training

RIVERWATCH—Vanderburgh Co. SWCD is involved in  a Statewide Water Quality testing program that includes chemical testing and macro-invertebrate inventory. 
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES—“BMP’S” include no-till farming, conservation cover, waste (manure) and nutrient management.  These insure the soil and nutrients stay out of the water.  See us about which will work best for you. Call Darrell Rice, District Conservationist ((812) 867-0729)
WATERSHED PROGRAMS—We all live in a watershed.  The Barr Creek Watershed Lake and River Enhancement project is cost sharing on erosion control practices on agricultural land to improve Barr Creek water quality.  The Pigeon Creek Watershed had an ongoing program to educate land users, and implement BMP’s to improve water quality.
WETLANDS—Wetlands purify water and provide storage and wildlife habitat.  Wetland restoration and improvement are part of the SWCD’s goals to enhance water quality.

HUMAN HEALTH AND WATER QUALITY LINKS
http://ikecoalition.org/EnvironmentalSummit2009/index.htm
www.cees.iupui.edu

The IUPUI Department of Earth sciences: http://www.geology.iupui.edu/
The IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs:
http://www.spea.iupui.edu/
The IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science:  
www.cees.iupui.edu
The IU School of Medicine Center for Environmental Health:
www.ceh.iu.edu 
The Indiana Geological Survey:  
www.usgs.gov/state/state.asp?State=IN
Improving Kids' Environment:
www.ikecoalition.org and subscribe to e-news mccabe@ikecoalition.org Hoosier Environmental Council: www.hecweb.org and e-news www.hecweb.org/content.cfm?n=subscribe
Links to Summit Sponsors:
Health by Design: www.healthbydesignonline.org/
United Water: 
www.unitedwater.com/
Veolia: 
www.indianapoliswater.com/

http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3356.htm  Pond Management Website Link

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