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PUBLIC NOTICE

Indiana’s Domestic Action Plan (DAP) Advisory Committee is seeking your input on a draft of Indiana’s Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement DAP for the Western Lake Erie Basin toward reducing phosphorus to Lake Erie. The Allen, DeKalb, and Adams County (Indiana) Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be hosting day and evening public meetings starting […]

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Cleaner air, water are worth the cost

Journal Gazette Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:00 am EDITORIAL At a glance Highlights of a survey of Indiana residents for the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust: • 71 percent agreed: “The federal government needs to do more to combat climate change.” • 63 percent agreed: “Climate change is one of the most serious problems facing the world […]

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Demonstration Farms Test Water Quality Management Practices

Demonstration Farms Test Water Quality Management Practices        

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Rivers create a pull on public, businesses

Rivers create a pull on public, businesses  

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What does “riparian” mean and why do we need a Riparian Management Plan?

By Dorothy Hagan, Tri-State Watershed Alliance Board Member Riparian areas are traditionally defined as the transition or interface between upland areas and wetter areas. Riparian areas can exist along the margins of creeks, rivers, ponds, lakes, wetlands and bays. This paper will focus on the management of riparian areas that exist along our downtown Fort […]

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Water works: Tunnel will be boon for cleanup of rivers

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette June 15, 2017 The deep rock tunnel dig that begins today is a big project to address a big problem. Fort Wayne’s sewage filtration plant works just fine, officials say – the treated water that goes back into our rivers is several times cleaner than the water that’s taken out to become […]

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June is National Rivers Month

Three Reasons Families Need Healthy Rivers  

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Rendezvous on the Rivers June 8, 2017

DUE TO HIGH RIVER LEVELS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 1, 2017 TO JUNE 8, 2017. On June 8, 2017, join Friends of the Rivers and the Tri-State Watershed Alliance for a gourmet dinner from Takaoka, a canal boat open house, live music by The Legendary Trainhoppers, a silent auction, and a boat […]

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Rotary clubs join effort to reduce nutrient pollution, algae blooms in Lake Erie

Rotary clubs join effort to reduce nutrient pollution, algae blooms in Lake Erie Spring planting time. A forecast of up to 4 inches of rain from Wednesday night through today. It’s a recipe for a potential algae explosion in wester

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A Riverfront View

A Riverfront View By Jeff Wiehe of Fort Wayne Magazine Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 He planned just a short trip, maybe down around a bend and back. That’s what Dan Wire had in mind, at least. Finally, after several weeks of asking, Mayor Tom Henry was paying him a visit.

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A Beautiful Mess: Cover Crops

By the Tri-State Watershed Alliance It’s early May in the Midwest, but for most crops, it’s still too early to start planting. How is it, though, that when passing by some brown fields right now, that you see spots of green or even flowers peeking through? Taking a closer look, you might think that the […]

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Rain Gardens Benefit Area Rivers and Streams

With all the rain we’ve had lately, it’s a perfect illustration of the need to create rain gardens. Rain gardens help capture storm water runoff, preventing it from getting into our area rivers and streams where it can deposit unwanted nutrients and sediment. Read more on rain gardens at  http://bit.ly/2po1jwv and about free rain garden workshops […]

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    August 23
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