During December, District Conservationist Jerod Chew discussed stream bank erosion concerns with crop producers, investigated a tile outlet problem, and met with a new landowner in Plainfield about enhancing wildlife habitat and correcting pond side erosion.
Chew and the Hendricks County Soil & Water Conservation District team including Matt Williams, Bree Ollier and Marlene Raisor helped process 31 Environmental Quality Incentives Program applications. The team plans a local visit to a riparian buffer/bottomland tree planting site.
All local landowners can learn how the county SWCD has efficiently used federal and state dollars over the past year at its 66th annual meeting Jan. 30.
The 6 p.m. dinner meeting at the county fairgrounds sees the nomination of Sara Creech as the district’s first female supervisor in its history.
The evening also honors 4-H soil and water project participants and the FFA soil judging team.
The Conservation Farmer of the Year will be named, along with winners of the Donald H. Lawson Conservation Education Award and Loughmiller Good Stewardship Award.
Advance registrations are appreciated for planning purposes.
Meeting/meal tickets are $5 (cash or check only), and can be purchased at the SWCD office, 195 Meadow Dr., Ste. 2, in Danville, or mailed or picked up (prepaid) at the door.