May 2016 Conservation Update

May 2016 Conservation Update

Our big news for the month of April was that Adam Jones has been selected to be the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist for Wabash County!  Adam has been working in Wabash since Joe Updike underwent heart surgery in June 2014, and after he officially retired in October of 2015 the position could be opened.  We truly appreciate Joe’s dedication to Wabash County and look forward to working with Adam full-time.  Adam is very familiar with Wabash County and our landowners having worked for the district before acquiring a position with NRCS as a Soil Conservationist.  This is the smoothest transition for everyone!

April 5th was our annual pick up from the Jasper-Pulaski State Tree Nursery.  As an SWCD we provide a third party pick up for landowners who purchased trees from the nursery so they are here locally for them to obtain. Over 1,800 trees were planted in our area!

April also concluded our 4th Annual Rain Barrel Sale and 12 more barrels were added to local down spouts to help conserve rain water and prevent storm water pollution.  They were delivered on May 6th, just in time for Mother’s Day.

The new 2016 plat books have sold very well and the board has decided to use proceeds from the sale to donate a plat wall map to the Wabash County Historical Museum and the North Manchester Center for History.

SAVE THE DATE: On Thursday August 25, 2016 we will host a Cover Crop Field Day at the Wabash County Farm.  After the wheat is harvested, various cover crops will be planted and during our field day guest speakers will be Roger Wenning and Scot Haley.

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