The Marion County SWCD is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Resource Conservationist Cheyenne Hoffa! Cheyenne recently graduated from Purdue University. She will be leading our Stormwater Pollution Prevention program which includes inspecting construction sites for erosion control. She can be reached by sending a request through our contact page, or by emailing her directly via our staff page. You can learn more about Cheyenne in our latest newsletter!
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Please plan to join us on Tuesday, February 20th as we celebrate 48 years of conservation in Marion County! Come meet our new Resource Conservationist Cheyenne Hoffa; hear about the great strides that have been made by our Soil Health Program staff and learn something new from our informative guest speakers. Plans are underway! We will be in a new location so be sure to check back with us soon! Up-dates will be posted on our website and a formal invitation will be sent to your email. Please contact us with any questions.
In 2017, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library. The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks. At libraries across Indiana, 240 state park passes have been placed in circulation for check-out. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. Passes will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. The program is one way Indiana [...]
The Marion County SWCD invites you to join fellow growers for nutrient management training and discussion led by Nathan Boone of Boone Family Farms and Dan Perkins of Perkins’ Good Earth Farm. Learning objectives include soil and crop suitability, soil testing, nutrient budgeting, fertility, crop rotation and cover crops, compost, manure, soil amendments and fertilizers, all backed by years of on-farm practical experience with considerations for sourcing, time management, cost and benefits. When: Thursday, November 30th Time: 9am - 2pm Where: John H. Boner Community Center, 2236 E. 10th Street in Indianapolis. DETAILS 9:00am - 9:20 Coffee and Registration 9:20 [...]
Did you know that Homeowners associations are required to maintain some of the stormwater infrastructure in the common areas of their neighborhoods. This includes ponds, swales, shoreline plantings, rain gardens, pervious pavement and pavers, water quality units and other features known as Stormwater Best Management Practices or BMPs. If you run an HOA or are a landscape contractor or a pond management company who maintains neighborhood property, then join the White River Alliance and its 10 member communities for an informational workshop to learn how to meet these requirements and avoid costly BMP failures and regulatory compliance issues. The [...]