SWCD Annual Meeting:
The SWCD Annual Meeting will be held on February 07, 2017 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center. It will be a 6:30 pm. Please contact Marlene Raiser at 745-2555 to get advanced tickets for dinner.
Contractors Workshop: March 1, 2017
Ag Day: April 13, 2017
Annual County-wide Spring Clean-Up:
The 2017 Spring Clean-up will be held April 29, 2017. If you or your organization would like to participate in the 2017 Clean-Up you can contact us at the following numbers: Avon - Sam Paledino - (317)272-0948 Brownsburg - Lisa Christie http://bit.ly/1DGxDMN Danville - Barry Lofton - (317)945-6071 Pittsboro - Chris York - (317)339-5092 Plainfield - Shannon Swan - (317)839-3490 Hendricks County - Candi Donaldson - firstname.lastname@example.org or (317)745-9617
Gardening for All Ages:
Visit our booth on April 22, 2017 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds from 9am - 4pm.
Tox Away Dates:
- April 08, 2017- Brownsburg High School - 8am - 1pm
- May 20, 2017 - Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds - 8am - 1pm
- July 29, 2017 - Hickory Elementary (Avon)- 8am - 1pm
- September 16, 2017 - Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds - 8am - 1pm
- October 21, 2017 - Plainfield Middle School - 8am - 1pm
If you would like more information about discarding your old medication or household hazardous waste please contact Amy Sieferman at the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District at 858-6070 or visit HENDRICKSSOLIDWASTE.COM
Hendricks County Parks & Recreation:
McCloud Nature Park & Sodalis Nature Park - Enjoy the outdoors by visitng your local park. If you'd like a color brochure with all upcoming events call 718-6188 or visit www.hendrickscountyparks.org.
Hendricks County 4-H Fair:
The Hendricks County 4-H Fair the week of July 16 - 22, 2017. Hope to see you there.
Storm Drain Marking:
Get involved! Help prevent non-point pollution by stenciling storm drains - "No Dumping – Drains to Waterways". Your group will be introduced to watersheds and learn where our stormwater goes. We provide the program and supplies. You provide the group. Contact the Hendricks County Partnership for Water Quality at 745-9617.
Project WETis a balanced non-biased supplementary curriculum that enhances student learning in all subject and skill areas. It is about many water related topics including atmospheric, surface and ground water; chemistry; water history; watersheds; wetlands; aquatic wildlife; and water quality, use, management, economics, rights, conservation and stewardship. Participants who complete the 6 hour workshop will receive a Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide with a collection of over 90 innovative, interdisciplinary activities that are hands-on, easy to use and FUN! Upcoming workshops can be found on our calendar or you can request a workshop at your school. School workshops are usually completed in two 3-hour after-school sessions.
Hoosier Riverwatch is a state-sponsored water quality monitoring initiative. The program was started in 1994 to increase public awareness of water quality issues and concerns by training volunteers to monitor stream water quality. Hoosier Riverwatch collaborates with agencies and volunteers to:
- Increase public involvement in water quality issues through hands-on training of volunteers in stream monitoring and cleanup activities
- Educate local communities about the relationship between land use and water quality
- Provide water quality information to citizens and governmental agencies working to protect Indiana's rivers and streams
Educators are encouraged to become Hoosier Riverwatch volunteers.
Are you interested in cleaning up a local river or stream? Would you like to receive recognition for your stewardship? If so, the Adopt-A-River (AAR) program may be for you!
Hoosier Riverwatch is seeking community groups, youth groups, businesses, schools, families, and environmental organizations to participate in the Adopt-A-River program. Volunteer groups who commit to cleaning at least a ½ mile stream segment twice per year for two years will be recognized with a large, colorful sign (see below) erected along a highway nearest the "adopted" site. For a complete list of guidelines, download the AAR Application. In general, the following guidelines apply:
- Volunteer groups may participate in the program. A group is identified as two or more people. At least a ½ mile segment of a flowing waterway (river, stream, creek, ditch) must be adopted. Cleanups must be held at least twice per year (with at least four months between each), with at least a two-year commitment. Private property and public access rights along waterways must be observed. Liability waivers must be signed by each volunteer. The adopting group must sign a Statement of Nondiscrimination.
- Hoosier Riverwatch reserves the right to determine the eligibility of streams (or sections of streams) for consideration in the AAR program.