Purpose of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
To provide information about soil, water, and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of educational, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District
Indiana's 92 Districts are governed by boards of local supervisors. They work closely with other forms of local, regional, and state government, private nonprofits, and educational institutions to provide a high level of conservation service to private landowners. They work to promote the wise use, development, and conservation of our state’s soil, water, and related resources in ways that are relevant to their unique locations.
Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.
West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance
The West Central Indiana Watershed Alliance (WCIWA) began as is a coalition of interested parties dedicated to promoting and implementing best management practices in the Busseron Creek Watershed while educating the general public about environmental stewardship and has grown to include Turtle Creek, Turman Creek, and Kelley Bayou watersheds as well. The WCIWA is committed to improve the water quality in these watersheds and the regions downstream from them.