VINCENNES, Ind.— Japanese Chaff Flower, a perennial invasive weed in the Amaranth family, has invaded some private land near Decker Chapel in southern Knox County. Before now, the Japanese Chaff Flower (or JCF) was localized around the Ohio River Floodplain, with the closest known population in Gibson County. JCF (Achyranthes japonica) can grow up to around 9 ft. tall and […]
The Knox County CISMA will be out at Pyramid Mound (1180 RAMSEY RD., VINCENNES, IN 47591) again this Saturday from 9:30 am to around 12 pm, continuing to work on the invasive plants there. We will have a variety of activities to accomplish, including pulling young plants, spraying some plants, cut stump treating larger individuals, and chipping some of the […]
The Knox County Invasive Species Board will be meeting this Wednesday, July 29th at 4 pm at the Knox County Public Library Meeting Room (502 N 7th Street, Vincennes). For more information, contact Will Drews at email@example.com or (812) 882-8210 x 3408.
The Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District Board will have a different meeting time and place this month as well as have an executive sessions afterwards. Notice of regular Board meeting on Thursday July 23, 2020The meeting will be held at 7:00 am at Mike Brocksmith Farm (678 S. Hickory Corner Road, Vincennes, IN 47591). Notice of Executive Session […]
The National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) Stewardship Week is one of the largest national programs to promote natural resource conservation. Celebrated annually since 1955 between the last Sunday in April and the first Sunday in May, NACD Stewardship Week reminds us of our individual responsibilities to care for natural resources. This year’s Stewardship Week theme is Where Would We […]
Here are the Virtual Prescribed Fire Presentations! Reach out to us with any questions. And here is a video of the prescribed fire conducted by SWCD staff and volunteers on April 18, 2020.
As with most events occurring this month, our scheduled Prescribed Fire Workshop will move from an in-person training to an online program. We will have a couple video presentations on prescribed fires and their use as a management technique. In addition, if conditions are favorable, we will live stream a video of a prescribed fire demo on Friday. So stayed […]
Due to COVID-19 related concerns and closures, we will be postponing the upcoming Wildlife Committee’s Backyard Landscaping for Wildlife Workshop on Wednesday, April 22nd. We will try to reschedule it for a later date. Stay tuned.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Vincennes USDA Service Center will be closed to the public for the time being. One employee from the SWCD will be in the office at a time, but we will all be available by phone or email. Employees not in the office will be working from home or in the field.
Due to COVID-19 related concerns and closures, we will be postponing two upcoming events, the Grow City Workshop on Tuesday, March 17th and the Value of Small Woodlots Workshop on Tuesday, March 24th. We will try to reschedule them for a later date. Stay tuned.