Public invited to Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting


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

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 1 at Brownstown Christian Church, 703 W. Spring St., Brownstown. A light breakfast will be served.

The purpose of the group is to provide input on the wide range of natural resource and agricultural resource concerns for Jackson County, according to a news release from the district.

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 and others.

This year, the state SWCD also is asking the locally led working groups to discuss how well Indiana’s current technical information and programs address the local resource concerns.

The SWCD would like local working groups to consist of representatives who will provide input into the wide range of natural resource and agricultural concerns for the county and believes local land users provide valuable input concerning natural resources.

The ranking sheet will have categories with resource concerns for each category. Top 10 concerns will be ranked from 1 to 10 with 1 being the most important concern. There will be an example situation and example ranking sheet to show how it should be done.

Contact the SWCD office by calling 812-358-2367, ext. 3; stop by at 1350 Woodside Drive, Brownstown; or email [email protected] to register for the meeting or request a ranking sheet to fill out and return by Sept. 30.

Ranking sheets can be dropped off at the office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., mailed to the district office or emailed to Ault.

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