The WCIWA is currently facilitating both the "TTK" 319 Grant for the Turtle Creek, Turman Creek, and Kelley Bayou watersheds and the Plummer Creek Watershed Project. . The Watershed Coordinator can be contacted at the Greene County SWCD office Mondays and Tuesdays and in the Sullivan County SWCD office on Thursdays and Fridays.The next TTK Advisory Committee meeting: Tues. Dec. 12th at 6:30 pm in the Hoosier Energy Environmental Education Center.
The TTK grant in Sullivan and Vigo counties began in August 2013 and will continue through April 2019, thanks to additional 319 Implementation funds. Interested individuals are always welcome to join our TTK Advisory Committee or email list. Please contact us to learn more! At this stage, the cost-share program is underway! Please make an appointment to check your eligibility, discuss your project, and get financial assistance to put conservation on the ground. Critical areas for cost-share include the Turman Creek watershed.
The Plummer Creek 319 Implementation grant in Greene, Monroe, and Owen counties brings $140,000 to the Plummer Creek and Richland Creek watershed areas for the installation of conservation practices in critical areas. At this time, all cost-share funding has been allocated, though additional funding is being sought. Please contact the Greene County SWCD or the Plummer Creek Watershed Coordinator for more information or to join the WAIT LIST for cost-share funding.The next PCWP Advisory Committee meeting: TBA. Join the PCWP on November 15th for an 'Under the Watershed' Field Day, including presentations about karst hydrology, cave biology, and local geology. Lunch will be served and an optional guided wild caving excursion will be featured in the afternoon. In partnership with Bloomington Indiana Grotto, Indiana Karst Conservancy, and the Richard Blenz Nature Preserve (location of event). Space and equipment is limited - please RSVP by Nov. 13 (812) 564-1162
The Sullivan SWCD and Clay SWCD have partnered together and were awarded a $72,000 Clean Water Indiana grant for several types of BMPs (including cover crops) in priority watershed areas. Stop by the offices to learn more and check your eligibility!
The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Caterpillar has made a sizeable amount of funding available for cover crops along the Wabash River corridor - fall 2017 only! ALL ACREAGE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE! $20/acre with 200 acres max per customer. Please contact Sullivan SWCD or WCIWA ASAP for payment information!
The Sullivan SWCD and WCIWA recently acquired an additional $30,000 in DNR Lake and River Enhancement funding for the Turtle Creek Watershed, available from 2017-2020! Stop by the office to see if you qualify for certain conservation BMPs.