Executive Director's Report
Lagrange Resident Honored for Conservation Legacy
Dona Hunter accepts her award from Matt Meersman, president of the Friends of the St. Joe River.
Retired conservationist Dona Hunter was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Al Smith Watershed Stewardship Award. The honor was presented at the 6th Annual Watershed Council meeting hosted by the Friends of the St. Joe River in March. The award is a prestigious honor for volunteers and conservation professionals who do their work in the St. Joseph River Watershed, which encompasses all or parts of 15 counties in Indiana and Michigan. Congratulations to Hunter, who is recently retired from the LaGrange County SWCD.
Are You Social?
Having a presence on social media, no matter how small, is almost as important as having a website these days. Soil and Water Conservation Districts have well-founded support in their communities already - why not provide another way for them to connect with you? Consider setting up a Facebook and/or Twitter account if you haven't done so yet - we'd love to like & follow you!
Pathway to Water Quality and the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative recently joined Facebook. (And on Twitter @ccsi_in and @iaswcd!).
The IASWCD follows the Districts below on Facebook. If your District or watershed organization is on Facebook or Twitter, but hasn't connected with us yet, we hope you will soon!
Google Tools Workshops to be Offered in May
The Indiana District Employees Association and the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) are pleased to offer Google Tools Workshops next month! After receiving rave reviews of her short workshop at the IASWCD annual conference this January, ISDA's Jennifer Pinkston will be leading these workshops at the request of several conference attendees. These trainings are only available to SWCD staff. More details are available on the registration forms below.
You must have a Google (Gmail) account set up, and have your logon and password memorized, in order to participate in this workshop. You will not set one up at the workshop. You must do so beforehand in preparation for it. You can set one up at www.gmail.com. All trainings will take place from 10am - 3pm.
May 7: Loogootee, IN, $10 (includes lunch and materials). Download, print, write, and mail registration here .
May 9: Anderson, $15 (includes lunch and materials). Quick online registration here.
May 14: Monticello, $10 (includes materials; lunch on your own). Download, print, write, and mail registration here.
Have a great week!