Soil and water districts awarded grants

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board awarded the Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District, which is partnering with the Daviess and Martin county districts, a $95,250 Clean Water Indiana grant to help fund conservation projects to improve water quality in the area.

The ISDA and SSCB awarded nearly $900,000 in grants to 25 soil and water conservation districts statewide. Dubois County is also one of five partner districts with Knox County, which was awarded a $52,500 grant. See the full list of grants at

“We’re starting to see a significant reduction in the amount of sediment and nutrients prevented from entering Indiana’s waterways, as a result of Clean Water Indiana,” said Melissa Rekeweg, ISDA interim director. “There is still much work to be done to improve our water quality, and these grants are critical to that effort.”

The Clean Water Indiana program is administered by ISDA’s Division of Soil Conservation, under the direction of the SSCB, and funded, in part, by the state’s cigarette tax revenue. It was established to provide financial assistance to landowners and conservation districts, as an effort to reduce non-point sources of water pollution.

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