The Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District was formed in 1941 to provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of educational, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501
Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays
To provide educational, technical and financial assistance to all Daviess County residents in order to maintain a clean and wholesome environment in which to work and live.
This is a great opportunity for all Daviess County residents to safely and properly dispose of any old, unused, or unwanted pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals - including suspended, banned, opened or unopened items. By disposing of these products properly, you are helping to protect our local streams and rivers from potentially toxic runoff pollution. The disposal service is FREE as long as you have 250 pounds or less of these chemicals.
When: Forms (see below) must be submitted to the Washington Wastewater/Stormwater Dept. by July 28, 2016.
Where: Drop off chemicals at the Washington HHW Facility, 304 E. Oak St. August 10 & 11, 2016 - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
ALL containers must be labeled, leak-free and safe to transport. DO NOT mix materials!
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Quast at the Wastewater/Stormwater Department, 812-254-2792.
The 10th annual Eastern Native Grass Symposium will be held in southern Indiana! This highly anticipated event features hot topics on the establishment, maintenance and benefits of native warm season grasses and forbs in a variety of settings. And have you seen the speaker line up yet? It cannot be beat with the likes of NRCS's Ray Archuleta, Dr. Stephen Ball, Dr. Pat Keyser and many more. This jam-packed, three day conference will not only feature lots of good sessions but also a variety of vendors, bus tours, a Symposium Summer Social and a good ol' fashion BBQ that you will not want to miss either!
The cost for a full conference registration is $125. Registrations are being accepted on Eventbrite at www.easternnativegrasssymposium.eventbrite.com
On April, 27th the North Daviess FFA travelled to West Lafayette to compete in the Indiana State Envirothon contest. There were seventeen schools there representing the finalists from the seven regionals held earlier around the state. The contest consists of five written tests in forestry, wildlife, water, soil, and invasive species. The team also gave an oral presentation about invasive species of wild hogs. The North Daviess FFA team placed sixth out of the seventeen teams overall, and placed fifth in their oral presentation. Congratulations to the team for their outstanding performance!
Photo left to right row 1: Megan Nowling, Jessa Newby, Abbie Neukam, Abby Clifford
Row 2: Deion Archer, Advisor- Gary Stuckey, Cole Roark
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With the launch of the Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities. The Conservation Client Gateway is secure and is entirely voluntary, giving producers a choice between conducting business online or traveling to the USDA Service Center. To learn more, visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/clientgateway
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering a limited number of 55-gallon rain barrels for sale at a special price! Rain Barrel: $45.00 + tax.
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...But didn't know who to ask! Whether you have owned your land for a lifetime, or are a new Indiana landowner, you may have questions when it comes to land use and conservation. This is a quick guide for who to call and where to look when you have questions about natural resources and conservation on your land in Indiana.