COVID-19 Annoucements

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.

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Upcoming SWCD Events Postponed

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.

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Knox County SWCD Conservation Seminar with Barry Fisher on March 10

If you can’t attend our annual meeting or would like a more in depth discussion on soil health with Barry Fisher, consider attending the Knox County SWCD’s Conservation Seminar on “Soil Health for the Future” on March 10th from 10 am to 3 pm at the new Vincennes University Ag Center (4207 N. Purdue Rd., Vincennes, IN).

The agenda for the day will consist of the NRCS Soil Health demonstration trailer, a panel discussion with Q & A, and a free lunch.

If interested, please RSVP to Tracey by March 3rd by calling 812-882-8210 x3 or emailing tracey.johnson@in.nacdnet.net

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Grow City Garden 2020 Spring Series Workshops

Interested in getting into gardening this year? Consider attending the upcoming Grow City Garden 2020 Spring Series Workshops!

Workshop dates: February 18, March 17, April 21
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Location: Knox County Public Library Sun Room
Cost: Free! but registration is required due to limited space
To register: Contact Tracey Johnson at SWCD: 812-882-8210, ext 3
tracey.johnson@in.nacdnet.net
You need only register once for the whole series.

You can find a shareable flyer here.

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Knox County SWCD Awarded District Showcase Award at 2020 IASWCD Annual Conference

Our district was honored to receive one of the district showcase awards at this year’s Indiana Association of SWCDs Annual Conference earlier this month. This award is given to districts that have succeeded with innovative projects that the Indiana Conservation Partnership feels should be highlighted.

Knox County SWCD Staff and Supervisors receiving the award in Indianapolis.

Here’s a nice video showcasing some of our activities that were featured in this year’s award:

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Knox County SWCD Annual Meeting on March 9th

Please join us for our 78th Annual Meeting on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Vincennes University Green Activities Center (120 W Harrison Street, Harrison St, Vincennes, IN 47591).

The evening will feature guest speaker Barry Fisher, Soil Health Team Leader/Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), speaking about soil health.

The annual meeting and meal is free; however, ticket/reservations are required and will be available until March 2, 2020, either at the SWCD office (604 S. Quail Run Road, Vincennes, IN 47591), by calling 812-882-8210 x3, or from any of the SWCD Board of Supervisors.

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Knox County SWCD Summer Internship Opportunities

Do you like being outdoors and helping conserve our natural resources? If so, consider applying to be a summer 2020 natural resources intern! Interns will gain experience in invasive species identification and control, plant propagation, conservation practices, local government and nonprofit organization experience, and more!

See full internship description here.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 7th.

Knox County SWCD Summer 2019 Natural Resources Interns
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Giving Tuesday (12/3/19) Donation Request

Knox County SWCD is one of the entities eligible for a 1:1 match on all donations to our Knox County Community Foundation account (Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors) on Giving Tuesday!

You can help support local natural resources conservation efforts by donating to our account on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The one to one match is only available that day. So, please consider donating this Giving Tuesday. Checks can be brought to the Knox County Community Foundation office from 8:30 am to 4 pm that day or made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox.

For more information, see this press release from the Knox County Community Foundation by clicking on the below image.

Thank you in advance!

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Knox County SWCD Office Closed 11/5

The Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District office will be closed on Tuesday, November 5th for election day. Co-located FSA and NRCS offices will still be open.

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Final Grow City Workshop of 2019

The final Grow City Workshop for the year will be on Cover Crops for Gardens.

What:
 Learn how to plant cover crops to improve garden soil for
next spring (presented by Tom Held, Knox Co District Conservationist)
 Receive free packet of cover crop seeds

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 PM

Where: Grow City Garden (@backyard of KCPL’s McGrady-Brockman Building, 614 N. 7th St., Vincennes)

Cost: FREE

More info: Tracey Johnson, 812-882-8210, tracey.johnson@in.nacdnet.net
Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District

Mark your calendars!
Grow City Workshop Spring Series
Feb, Mar, Apr 2020

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