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USDA Offers Assistance to Protect Privately-Owned Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $250 million in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, […]

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Farm program no match for algae plague

Farm program no match for algae plague  

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Western Lake Erie Basin Special Study – October 2017

Posted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) | On October 5, 2017, NRCS released the CEAP-Cropland report on the effects recently adopted conservation practices on cropland have on instream nutrient and sediment dynamics and delivery in Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). This report is a companion report to the first WLEB special study report “Effects […]

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OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship  

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Borders: Revitalization of Fort Wayne

Journalist Ron Bernthal recently visited Northeast Indiana to learn about its downtown development, arts and architecture. He wrote “Fort Wayne Journal: Downtown revitalization projects bring tourism and new business to Northeast Indiana for TravelWritersMagazine.com, highlighting several key Fort Wayne developments that support downtown’s growth, including Parkview Field, Ash Skyline Plaza, Superior Lofts and Electric Works. […]

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Funding available to Ohio Western Lake Erie Basin farmers to improve water quality

Ohio Farm Bureau Lynn Snyder October 18, 2017 | The next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), as part of a five year, $17.5 million program funded by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal […]

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Federal funds to pay for numerous river water quality improvement projects in Fort Wayne

The News-Sentinel October 10, 2017 | Local government and community organizations will partner to reduce pollution in the Maumee River basin as part of receiving $367,438 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Maumee River Basin: Urban Pollution Management and Education Program will focus on improving water quality […]

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Lake Erie algae bloom touching shores of Ontario and two U.S. states is the largest in years

The Toronto Star October 8, 2017 | “The mayor of Toledo, Ohio has asked U.S. President Donald Trump for help from the government to clean up the lake and declare the western end impaired.” See the full article.      

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PUBLIC NOTICE

  DEADLINE: 10/13/2017 | 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. More details are at http://www.in.gov/isda/3432.htm  

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Experts push for better water quality in Maumee River basin

By WPTA21/Jeff Neumeyer, Reporter 10/4/2017 | ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. – Charting a course for better water quality in northeast Indiana’s Maumee River basin. Experts gathered Wednesday, looking out a decade or more with strategies to make sure farmers and communities keep waterways clean.  Northeast Indiana accounts for about 12 percent of the drainage basin for western Lake […]

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Farmers Team Up with Conservationists to Reduce Nutrient Runoff

Farmers Team Up with Conservationists to Reduce Nutrient Runoff  

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My Journey to the Tri-State Watershed Alliance Board

By Eric Fisher, Tri-State Watershed Alliance Board Member | I’m not sure how I came to be a watershed activist.  I guess you could call me a reluctant environmentalist.  Several words come to mind as I try to retrace the steps that have led me to where I am today…awareness, values and imagination. In retrospect, […]

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