State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects

first_imgLaPorte CountyNone$47,000 Home Indiana Agriculture News State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects Vanderburgh CountyGibson, Pike, Posey and Warrick counties$10,000 Facebook Twitter The State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) awarded more than $1 million to 32 Soil and Water Conservation Districts for projects designed to improve water quality across the state. This funding is part of the Clean Water Indiana (CWI) grant program, which is administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.“This year alone, Clean Water Indiana has supported 373 conservation projects and prevented more than 63 million pounds of sediment from entering our waterways,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “These grants are critical to shoring up the work being done by Indiana’s conservation districts and provide opportunities for farmers that otherwise would not exist.”The CWI program, funded mainly by the state’s cigarette tax revenue, was designed to support Indiana’s conservation districts, as they work to reduce non-point sources of water pollution. While the projects vary depending on the needs of each district, some examples include promoting conservation, purchasing better equipment and providing technical assistance, education and training in the community.Districts were also encouraged to collaborate with neighboring counties and many will use this funding to leverage additional resources from outside organizations or cost-share programs.“Encouraging conservation districts to work together is a fundamental part of this program,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA Director. “It builds synergy and allows them to tackle some of the challenges that extend past county lines.”Robert Woodling, SSCB Chairman, believes this funding is crucial to supporting the voluntary conservation efforts of farmers.“Clean Water Indiana enables farmers and communities to adopt conservation as part of their strategy,” Woodling said. “The State Soil Conservation Board is pleased to be able to provide this support and looks forward to the day we can do much more.”The following list includes the CWI grants that were awarded for 2018. Perry CountyNone$14,375 Wayne CountyNone$80,000 Lawrence CountyScott and Washington counties$100,000 Harrison CountyCrawford County$75,000 Dubois CountyPerry County$41,000 Spencer CountyNone$50,000 Orange CountyNone$20,000 Lead SWCDPartnering SWCDsAward Amount Tipton CountyHoward County$92,000 Hendricks CountyNone$22,000 By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 29, 2018 Visit to learn more about the CWI program or to learn more about ISDA.Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculturecenter_img Facebook Twitter Marshall CountyNone$70,000 Boone CountyHendricks County$60,000 SHARE State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects Hamilton CountyMadison County$46,850 Posey CountyNone$55,000 Jasper CountyBenton and Newton counties$30,800 Washington CountyFloyd County$11,000 Previous articleChina Trade War Not Ending SoonNext articleHarvest Wrapping Up in Many Areas; Fall Tillage Picking Up Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Grant CountyDelaware County$71,000 Total$1,051,025 Kosciusko CountyWhitley County$75,000 Marion CountyNone$80,000last_img read more

O’Dea and Noonan in race to top poll

first_imgNewsLocal NewsO’Dea and Noonan in race to top pollBy admin – February 24, 2011 586 Facebook He commented: “We are a bit cautious because we polled very well right up until the last week in 2007, when we began to fade.“I’m positioned to get a seat, but Willie would need to lose a lot of votes not to top the poll”.According to O’Dea, it has been a hugely tough campaign.“The situation is not helped by the latest poll – Fianna Fail down two points – if that is reflected here, we will be lucky to hold on to one seat – take a poll of 14% – that is only 7% of a quota”.Kieran O’Donnell is confident of retaining his seat.And Peter Power is not even contemplating being left out of the equation.“I think both myself and Willie can be elected if Fianna Fail people vote strategically”.Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan, is of the belief the fourth seat is open.“With the exception of Michael Noonan, I don’t think there is a safe seat .He claimed that a lot of people in working class and lower income areas will be swapping their vote over from Fianna Fail to Sinn Féin.With Labour stabilised at 20%, Jan O’Sullivan remains upbeat.“We’ve had a very positive response, and there’s a very good chance of a second seat”.Quietly confident, Labour’s Joe Leddin said he is feeling very positive as he enters the home stretch.‘I’ve been getting emails, cards and text messages wishing me the best. People want to see new younger faces on the doorsteps”.Said Kevin Kiely: ‘I’ve been late into the campaign but I’m getting a very positive response. People are fed up with the mainstream parties”.Other candidates in the city are Cian Prendiville, (Socialist Party), Sheila Cahill, (Greens), Denis Riordan, (Independent), Conor O’Donoghue, (CSP), and Matt Larkin, (Independent).In the Limerick Constituency, Niall Collins, (Fianna Fail), Dan Neville, (Fine Gael) are seen as safe bets, with Patrick O’Donovan, (Fine Gael), John Dillon, (Independent), Bill O’Donnell, (Fine Gael) and James Heffernan, (Labour), seen as the strongest candidates for the third seat. Also in the running are Con Cremin, (Independent), Patrick O’Doherty, (Independent), Seamus Sherlock, (Independent) and Stephen Wall (Greens). Email THOUGH strongly favoured to overtake Willie O’Dea as poll topper in the Limerick City Constituency in Friday’s election, Michael Noonan told the Limerick Post, that both he and Fine Gael, were taking nothing for granted.O’Dea polled 19,082 first preferences in 2007, while Noonan recorded 7,507.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Advertisement Print Previous articleNoonan’s pledge for negative equity generationNext articleFriars’ generous gift remains unopened adminlast_img read more

NYC Venue To Host Free Prince Dance Party On Anniversary Of His Death

first_imgIt’s been one year since Prince joined the great gig in the sky. In celebration of the Purple One’s life, New York City’s Cutting Room is hosting an intimate gathering on Friday, April 21, for fans to join in and dance through the pain on the anniversary of his death. The venue will be screening Prince’s iconic masterpiece, the 1984 classic film Purple Rain, then, they will pay tribute to his life in music with DJ Quincey Velvet.Let’s party like it’s 1999! More information about the FREE event can be found here.last_img read more

Rupert set for Decatur County Soil & Water Annual Meeting

first_imgLuigi Novi [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia CommonsGreensburg, In. — The 2019 Decatur County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting will feature an appearance by Survivor star Rupert Boneham. The event will be held at the Knights of St. John Hall in Greensburg at 6 p.m.Please call 812-663-8685 for ticket information.last_img