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For future visits you will find the newest updates right here on our home page and also under the “News” tab above.
Marion County SWCD Tree and Shrub Sale Now Taking Orders!
Support your local Marion County SWCD and their conservation efforts by purchasing trees and shrubs now! Most of the species available are native to Indiana, are high quality, container grown so they will start growing as soon as you put them in the ground.
Order Deadline: Thursday, May 1st
Pick up date: Saturday, May 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pick up at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. More information will be sent out as soon as we get your orders.
For species information and order forms click here: http://marionswcd.org/trees/tree-sales/
For information on how to plant and how to choose the best species for your location see our Trees Page
Marion County SWCD and Health Department
to Host Workshop to Help Homeowners with Septics and Private Wells
When: Monday, June 9th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Southport Branch of the
Indianapolis Public Library
Address: 2630 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 5th, at 317-786-1776 to help us provide materials for your use.
Speakers and Topics
Mark Basch, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Gretchen Quirk, Marion County Public Health Department
Jason Ravenscroft, Marion County Public Health Department
Bill Grout, Citizens Energy Group
The Fall Creek Watershed Project has initiated a program to help urban farmers, gardeners and conservationists share their needs with their rural farming neighbors. Urban gardening projects who are in need of a variety of materials have created a list of their needs. Rural farmers, horse and poultry owners, gardening centers and other who wish to help supply these needs can contact Leslie White, Backyard Conservation Coordinator for the Fall Creek Watershed Project ( email@example.com). While this project is initially being started to help projects in the Fall Creek watershed, it is hoped that the idea will soon spread to other counties and communities.
Check our Small Farms website page often for updates on how you can help. For more information click HERE.
Backyard Conservation Program’s Award Winners Honored at
Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting
Leslie White, Backyard Conservation Coordinator for the Fall Creek Watershed Program honored a number of Marion County residents and organizations for their work in urban conservation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District in February. The SWCD is celebrating 44 years of conservation work and education in our county.
To see a listing of the award winners please click HERE
Water Water Everywhere! Standing Water – Wet Crawlspace – Flooding Basement ???
If all the rain we’ve been having lately is causing drainage problems our website can get you started on the road to a solution.
Phone Number for Citizens Energy Group for Community Drainage Concerns
Please make a note of the new Citizens Energy Group contact number: 924-3311. Residents with flooding, storm water issues, manhole cover capping recess concerns or other water issues, this is the number to call. Citizens Energy Group is responsible for maintaining city storm drains. For technical assistance with drainage problems on private property you can continue to contact the Soil & Water Conservation District 786-1776.