DEARBORN COUNTY
SOIL & WATER
CONSERVATION DISTRICT

10729 RANDALL AVE., STE. 2 - AURORA, IN 47001
812-926-2406 Ext. 3 : FAX 812-926-4412
MISSION STATEMENT:
Dearborn County Soil & Water Conservation District is committed to promoting natural resource conservation through education, available technology, technical assistance and partnership with other entities, with an understanding of our past and an eye toward the future.

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At the Dearborn County Soil and Water Office, our staff consists of NRCS District Conservationist, District Technician, Watershed Coordinator, Storm Water Coordinator, and Office Administrator.

Since 1999, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer (RFF) Program. The statewide initiative recognizes farmers, who through good production management practices helps keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean. Click here for photos at the 2010 Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.

Board meeting minutes. SWCD board monthly board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Aurora USDA Field Office at 8:00 A.M.
Harmony between people and land. Programs and technical assistance offered through the Dearborn County SWCD office.
Programs: EQIP, WHIP, Tanners Creek Watershed, Rural Fire Protection, CRP, South Laughery Creek Watershed and Hogan Creek Watershed cost share programs.

2010 5th Grade Poster Contest Winners: 1st Place - Sierra Andrews - Sunman Dearborn Intermediate School; 2nd Place - Jenna Manor, Manchester Elementary School; 3rd Place - Dylan Williams, Sunman Dearborn Intermediate School. See Photos.

Web site links to partnerships and organizations that have natural resources in common.
The mission of the Hogan Creek Watershed Project is to create public awareness of watershed issues which results in responsible environmental actions. Cost share is now available.
South Laughery Creek Watershed project is in its third year. Cost share is now available. Contact Duane Drockelman at 812-689-6410 ext. 5. www.hhhwatershed.org
Programs offering cost share. Pasture and hay information. Health topics. Pasture Management information for horses.
Ever wonder how your tax money is spent? The following is how the Dearborn County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) uses the money that it receives from several different places.
Field days, workshops, meetings.
Now taking orders for rain barrels and tumbling composters. Offering a range of colors and sizes. Check out the new Backyard Conservation Program being offered.
Great Plains no-till drill and Brillion Seeder for rent. The Great Plains drill has three boxes for planting: small seed, warm season grasses, and larger seed, and is used on ground that has not been tilled. The Brillion Seeder has two boxes - excellent for hay/pasture/lawn seeding, and is used on ground that has been tilled/worked up.
The Tanners Creek watershed flows over more than 68,000 acres. The headwaters begin at the southcentral section of Franklin County and flow approximately 20 miles until it reaches its confluence with the Ohio River.
NOV. 3 - COVER CROP FIELD DAY - 9 - noon. Click this link. Reservations needed by October 27th.
DEC. 2 - ANNUAL CONSERVATION TILLAGE MEETING, Dearborn Co. Adult Center, Lawrenceburg, 8 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Breakfast. PARP.
Our Stormwater Coordinator, Jennifer Hughes, has created this link to urban, Rule 5, Rule 13 information, best management practices and much more.
Warm Season Grasses that are native to Indiana. Establishment, mid term management. Seed dealers in our area.
Information on Duckweed, Watermeal, Chemicals, Plant ID, Permits, Fish Parasites, and Pond Management.
The Aurora Field Office will be mailing out a newsletter to landowners quarterly. If you'd like to be on our mailing list, contact the office.
Photos of conservation practices installed through various cost share programs.
Identification and information for invasive species in Southeast Indiana listed on Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Management website.
Many helpful articles concerning wildlife habitat and species. New update on Classified Forestry & Wildlife.