PRESS RELEASE: New invasive plant, Japanese Chaff Flower, recently discovered in Knox County

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 […]

Knox County CISMA Workday this Saturday

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 […]

KCSWCD Board will meet this month

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 […]

This Week is Stewardship Week!

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 […]