Now accepting applications for Conservation Mini-Grants

The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a limited number of Conservation Grants for 2016-2017. These grants will be available to private landowners and local organizations.  Grants will be awarded to projects that will help enhance the natural resources of the property, enhance water quality, and/or educate about our natural resources. Grant money awarded will not exceed $3,500. These grants will be awarded on a first- come, first-serve basis and cost-shared 80/20. The Soil & Water board will want a completed application with plans included for the project to be implemented. Applications are due September 16th. Qualifying applicants will then be asked to present their proposal to the board on September 21st.  After all presentations, the board will then make a determination of the impact the project will have on the natural resources and/or education of the natural resources in Brown County.

Best Management practices (BMP’s) that control erosion, enhance water quality, and positively impact the land and other practices that will improve the natural resources are good choices for consideration.

For an application, please email brown@iaswcd.org or stop by our office to pick one up. We are located at 802 Memorial Dr. Nashville, IN (in Purdue Extension office near fair grounds). If you have any questions about the application process please call the office at 812-988-2211.