Cost Share Available for the St. Marys River Watershed
September 2014 Field Days!
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The Allen County SWCD's August Board Meeting has been moved to Wednesday August 20, 2014 at 8am in the SWCD conference room.

Due to the issue of Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and the recent problems with Toledo’s water supply we want to give you, the producers of the area, an update on phosphorus issues and concerns, as well as give you the opportunity to see the new piece of equipment purchased by your local SWCD & available for rent - An Air Drill that will allow you to seed cover crops and inject dry fertilizer in the same pass.

Come join us on Sept. 4, 2014 for a Twilight Event!

Where: M & J Farms
4311 Girard Road
New Haven, IN 46774 

When: Sept. 4, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm


Sept. 5, 2014 for a Breakfast Event!

Where: Jeff Kiess’s Farm
9680 N. US Hwy 27
Decatur, IN 46733
When: Sept. 5, 2014
8:30am – 10:30am

 Sponsored by the Allen County SWCD, Adams County SWCD, and the Tri-State Watershed Alliance

Funding provided by the Great Lakes Commission’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Watershed Program and the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement A305-2-21 to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Assistance and programs of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts are available without regard to race, religion, sex, age, or disability.


If you farm in the St. Marys watershed, you should be aware that the Adams and Allen County SWCD have cost-share programs available!

A large portion of those grant funds are devoted to a cost-share program that provides assistance to producers in the St. Marys Watershed to implement Best Management Practices (BMP’s) that focus reducing non-point pollution.  Such practices include but are not limited to: cover crops, grassed waterways, filter strips, fencing, gypsum and equipment modifications. 

Cost-share funds will be available with a 75% cost-share to 25% match ratio when BMPs are implemented on land adjacent to or intersected by an open ditch or stream.  Cost-share funds will be available with a 65% cost-share to 35% match ratio when BMPs are implemented on all other land in the St. Marys River Watershed

These programs have been funded by the Clean Water Indiana Grant, through a Great Lakes Commission (GLC) Grant.

This program ends September 2014, so if you are interested please contact us soon!

For more information and eligibility requirements contact the Allen County SWCD at (260)484-5848 ext. 3

What is a Soil & Water Conservation District?

Each county in Indiana has a soil and water conservation district (SWCD). SWCDs are subdivisions of state government lead by a 5 member board of supervisors. SWCDs address issues involving natural resource issues and needs in their counties. Some of these issues are agricultural conservation, urban conservation, forestry, wildlife, water management and natural resource education.

About this site

The Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District has developed this website to provide information relevant to our local farmers, developers, educators and home owners about protecting and conserving our valuable soil and water resources for future generations.

As events and programs are scheduled, our website will be updated with current information about when and where they are being presented. If there is anything you would like to see on this website, please contact us with your ideas.

Office Location:

3718 New Vision Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

You may also contact by telephone at (260) 484-5848 x3

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