STREAM WORKSHOPS SERIES
"Streambank Erosion Management" - Monday, October 22nd from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Brookville Public LIbrary. Presented by: Bob Barr, IUPUI Research Scientist & Silver Jackets
The Silver Jackets group has been studying the streambank erosion in the Whitewater River Watershed and throughout Indiana for many years. they have just completed a streambank erosion manual that will be made public this fall. This workshop will overview the manual and provide informationon how to go about addressing streambank erosion. Please call the Franklin County SWCD office, 765-647-2651, ext. 3, to RSVP by 10/17. Refreshments to be provided.
"Stream Permitting and Local Stabilization" - Thursday, November 1st from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Brookville Public Library. Presenters include representatives from USACOE, IDNR, and IDEM, as well as, Bob Barr, IUPUI Research Scientist & Silver Jackets.
Streams can be regulated by more than one government agency and the permitting process can be confusing. There will be agency representatives from each of the agencies present to review thier program, jurisdiction, and permitting processs. Bob Barr will be coming back to discuss and recommend stabilization techniques for soem local sites and situations. Please RSVP to 765-647-2651, ext. 3 by 10/26.
New Watershed Project: Salt-PIpe Creek Watershed
The Decatur County SWCD was recently awarded a 205(j) Grant from the IDEM for the Salt-Pipe Creek Watershed. The $84,778 grant will provide funds to develop a watershed management plan and do education/outreach for the next 2 years. When complete, the watershed management plan will be a reference for the watershed area. It will contain a lot of data and information about the land and water along with identifying problems, causes, sources, and critical areas of the watershed.