Legislator Conservation Tour

June 15, 2016

 

On Thursday June 9, 2016 the St. Joseph County SWCD & NRCS hosted a Legislator Conservation Tour for our local, state and federal legislators.  During the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) annual conference, our supervisors met with the state legislators at the statehouse.  The Legislators were interested to see the conservation practices St. Joseph County is implementing with the aid of local, sate and federal funding first hand with a tour at local farms.

 

 

During the tour we were able to share many examples of the conservation practices being conducted in St. Joseph County such as; no-till, cover crops, filter strips, irrigation & nutrient management, wetlands & prairie plantings, and prescribed grazing, just to name a few.

 

 

We want to thank all the legislators who took time out of their busy schedules to see first hand the conservation of our natural resources St. Joseph County is able to preserve for future generations.

 

 

Thank you to our 2016 Donors who helped sponsor our tour!