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… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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.
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.,… Continue reading
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,… Continue reading
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. Here’s a nice video showcasing some of our activities that… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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,… Continue reading
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… Continue reading