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04/16/2014
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Youth Education

  Great Conservation Resources for Teachers and Students to Take Advantage of:   NRCS Teachers and Students NACD Ed Resources Purdue Extension Teacher Resources S.K. Worm Answers Your Questions About Soils Claude’s Got the Scoop on Soils Soil Songs Build … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Wetlands

Wetlands are now recognized as important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people and for fish and wildlife. They are also sometimes called marshes or swamps. Generally, wetlands are lands where saturation with water is the … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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How Does Soil Affect Water Quality?

Streams & Shoreline Protection Protecting stream banks and shorelines with vegetation or rock prevents soil erosion and protects aquatic habitat. Lakes and Natural Wetlands Wetlands help clean up water before it enters rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater. Soils in Indiana … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Water Quality on the Farm and in Woodlands

IDNR-Woodland Management Good timber management makes woodlands productive, provides wildlife habitat and protects water and soil quality Conservation Planning-Put Planning First (PDF): The Natural Resources Conservation Service and your local Soil and Water Conservation District can help you put together … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a landscaping feature using native perennial plants. The garden is used to manage stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. When you create a rain garden you can improve local water … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Rain Barrels

If you’re are looking for ways to save on your water bill, do something good for the environment by conserving water, and ensure that your plants, garden or landscape don’t suffer in the next dry spell, consider an old-fashioned solution: … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Improving Water Quality at Home

Native Plants tend to grow better than introduced species because they have evolved under local growing conditions. They are less prone to disease and, once established, require less watering and fertilizer. They can also reduce the amount of lawn you … Continue reading

11/14/2013
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Funding

Funding Resources to help you achieve your funding goals. ICP Reports 2016 Conservation Workload Maps Conservation Programs Funding Matrix (IDEM) The Foundation Center Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network Research Associates United Way of Central Indiana Nonprofit Training Center Community Foundation Locator

11/05/2013
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Professional Development for Staff

Professional Staff Development Provides job specific training for District technical, managerial and education personnel. Components Technical (rural and urban) Administrative/Managerial Manager/Executive Director Assistant/clerical Educator Indiana Natural Resources Education Center (NREC) programs Go FishIN – Sport Fishing Aquatic Education Hoosier Riverwatch – Volunteer … Continue reading