SWCD to hold first digital group meeting


Staff Reports

Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District invites the public to participate in their first digital annual locally led working group meeting.

Due to COVID-19, the district cannot sponsor face-to-face meetings so information has been sent out in various ways including a newsletter mailing list, the U.S. mail, newspapers and on social media such as Facebook.

The purpose of the group is to provide input on the wide range of natural resource and agricultural resource concerns for Jackson County.

The group provides recommendations on local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Clean Water Indiana grants, etc.

Local working groups also have been asked to discuss how well Indiana’s current technical information and programs address the local resource concerns.

It is important that local working groups consists of representatives who will provide input into the wide range of natural resource and agricultural concerns for the county, and the district feels local land user would provide valuable input concerning our natural resources. Everyone is welcome to share their opinion.

The ranking sheet will have categories with resource concerns for each category. You will be asked to rank your top 10 concerns from 1 to 10 with 1 being your most important concern.

Contact the district office at 812-358-2367 ext. 3; visit it at 1350 Woodside Drive, Brownstown; or e-mail [email protected] to request a ranking sheet to fill out and return by Oct. 30.

Staff will be available to answer questions from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.

Ranking sheets can be dropped off at the office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the district or mailed to the office at 1350 Woodside Drive, Brownstown, IN 47220, with a postmark no later than Oct. 28; or e-mailed to Ault at [email protected] by Oct. 30.

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