February 2015
A newsletter of Blackford County Concerned Citizens developed in partnership with the Hoosier Environmental Council
In This Issue
April 25th Workshop
Mapping Project
BCCC on YouTube
Well Testing
Legislative Session
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BCCC Mission
The mission of Blackford County Concerned Citizens is to improve the quality of life of Blackford County, Indiana residents by reducing the incidence of diseases, primarily through citizen action to investigate the diseases that are prevalent and by advocating to have these diseases investigated.
Add April 25th to Your Calendar!
From 10 AM to noon on Saturday, April 25, Blackford County Concerned Citizens is hosting a public information workshop at Hartford City Hall with refreshments to follow.

IPFW Mapping Project Underway

Students from Dr. Sherrie Steiner's class at IU-Purdue Fort Wayne this semester are bringing the university's resources to BCCC's aid.  They are using the university's ArcGIS mapping software to build a multi-layered map of the county's industries decade by decade starting in 1880.  They will present their work at the workshop April 25.
BCCC on YouTube
The Hoosier Environmental Council's talented videographer, Ryan McCracken of Boss Nacho Productions, helped BCCC tell the story of our soil testing project.  It is just 3 minutes.  Check it out here.
Well Testing

We still have a few more spots available for free well testing, but we need to hear from you by February 25.  The state health lab will be testing for more than 20 different potential contaminants.

Please contact Dr. Indra Frank, ifrank@hecweb.orgif you have a well near one of the old oil/gas drilling sites or one of the old dump sites and you would like to have your water tested.
The Legislature is in Session 

If you are interested in updates on environmental issues under consideration by the Indiana legislature, go to HEC's Bill Watch 2015 page.


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