During 2021, Hendricks County Soil & Water Conservation District reached 3,800 community members with advice and information in line with its mission of providing education, technical assistance and leadership in conserving natural resources.
The district convened nine workshops and educational events, along with making three school visits.
The district participates in Big Walnut Watershed meetings for both conservation and water quality reasons. Areas within the watershed include North Salem, McCloud Nature Park, Lizton, and Heritage and Glenn Flint Lakes downstream in Putnam County.
Big Walnut headwaters begin in Boone County; the stream passes through numerous private agricultural properties which can benefit the watershed through best management practices.
The district coordinates efforts of the Hendricks County Invasive Management Cooperative, a volunteer-led group which provides education, resources and training in identifying and removing invasive plant species.
HC-IMC conducted a dozen Weed Wrangles during 2021 at Brownsburg Parks, McCloud Nature Park, Vandalia Trail and W.S. Gibbs Memorial Park, among other sites.
Call (317) 745-2555, ext. 3, to learn more about how the SWCD can assist homeowners, farm operators and businesses. Questions and requests for assistance are welcomed.