Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play: Learn About Conservation! What Is Conservation, and Why Is it Important? When you spend time outdoors, it’s easy to see why protecting nature is so important. Just going outside to play can relieve stress and make us feel better. Our natural environment has a way of opening up our senses. We can feel …

National Ag Day / NRCS Op-Ed

Ag Day Op-Ed Celebrate National Ag Day by committing to combating climate change by Jerry Raynor, State Conservationist Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Climate change is happening, and we are already feeling its adverse effects through changing weather patterns and increased extreme weather events. All of us at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Indiana and …

Happy Tree Planting!

Planting a tree seems like such a simple task. Whether you want to plant one as a wind break, a barrier between your neighbors, or if you believe that the environment needs more trees, it is good to follow the “do’s and don’ts of planting trees. The way a tree is planted can greatly affect …

Annual Meeting Documents

In a virtual world, sometimes hard work can get overlooked. We work with a handful of conservation partners that dedicate their time and passions to work. Now you can view what they prepared and ensure that their 2021 accomplished work is acknowledged! Attached are the documents that we read during our Annual meeting.

2022 Annual Meeting

The Lawrence County SWCD held their Annual Meeting Monday, February 28th via zoom. Partners including NRCS, FSA, KIC, IDNR, ISDA, and Lawrence County Purdue Extension all gave 2021 updates, as well as, scheduled workshops and field days for 2022. Prior to the meeting, we reviewed some accomplishments. We are appreciative of everyone that took the time …

Clean Water Indiana 2022

Lawrence County has cost-share funding available! We are specifically looking for landowners interested in financial assistance for pasture reseeding and cover crops. The intended property much be located within Lawrence County. The cost-share rate for Forage and Biomass is $100 per acre and a limit of 25 acres (maximum of $2,500). A soil test is …