Indian Creek Watershed Cost-Share Funds Available
The Cost-Share Program for the Indian Creek Watershed Project has been available starting in July of 2013. The funds were obtained through a 319 Non-Point Source Pollution Grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). This approval released funding to improve and/or correct natural resource problems in the watershed. The Indian Creek Watershed contains over 44,000 acres in Switzerland County.
There are many conservation practices that may be utilized, most will be funded at 60% of the total cost (landowner pays 40%) with a contract limit of $25,000.00 for each producer.
The primary goals of the Indian Creek watershed Project are:
- Reduce the level of E.coli in the waterbodies to state standards.
- Decrease the level of sedimentation loading in the waterbodies.
- Decrease the level of nutrient and chemical runoff entering the waterbodies.
The Cost-Share program is being funded wholly or in part by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under an assistance agreement to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). The funds are available for the project from IDEM EPA 319 Grant sources.
If your property is located within the Indian Creek Watershed, please contact the Switzerland County SWCD at (812) 427-3126 ext 3.
Not sure if you’re in the watershed……contact Katie Collier at [email protected] or by phone at 1-812-427-3126.
The Indian Creek Watershed project is sponsored by:
HISTORIC HOOSIER HILLS RC&D
PO Box 407
Versailles, IN 47042 (812) 689-4107