Register for the NACD 2014 Soil Health Forum & Tour in Indianapolis, July 21-22
The deadline for registration for the NACD 2014 Soil Health Forum & Tour is quickly approaching - sign up by July 11 to take advantage of the advance registration rate!
|The 2014 NACD Soil Health Forum & Tour will take place in Indianapolis this month.|
You can sign up online or download a copy of the form here.
According to Jeff Meinders, President of IASWCD, "The NACD Soil Health Forum and Conservation Tour will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the soil health outreach efforts happening in Indiana and across the nation."
For the latest information on the agenda, tours, hotel, local attractions, and to register, visit: nacdnet.org/events/summer2014.
Volunteer for Pathway to Water Quality!
There are still many opportunities to volunteer with Pathway to Water Quality during the 2014 Indiana
PWQ Exhibit at the State Fair.
State Fair. This premiere soil and water conservation exhibit plays an important role in exposing fair-goers to conservation practices they can implement at home, and practices used on the farm to maintain and increase soil health and water quality.
We can't do it alone! Please take a few minutes to read about the different volunteer positions, then sign up for a shift. All volunteers receive a free admission ticket to the State Fair (2 tickets if you volunteer for a weekend position).
If you have any questions, contact DeeDee Sigler, PWQ Coordinator, at [email protected].
Request for Rain Garden Workshop Partners
The week of September 15, Rusty Schmidt (Author of The Blue Thumb Guide to Rain Gardens) will lead several rain garden workshops in Indiana. Two or three locations are being sought for beginner or intermediate level workshops. The sessions can be geared towards homeowners, landscape professionals, landscape architects, landscape designers, engineers or a combination of these groups.
Potential partners include agencies of the ICP, watershed groups, etc. Partners should be willing to work with other
|A rain garden at an Indianapolis home.|
ICP, local, and regional agencies on shared costs, logistics, and marketing. The fee is $600 per workshop, which can be covered through participant registration fees or sponsorships. Rusty's travel fees, lodging, and meals would be covered by SSCB grant funds and the ICP Training and Certification Program.
If your group is interested, please submit a letter of interest/commitment with a brief description of your intent (one document total) by July 9 at 12 pm EST to Laura Fribley ([email protected]). Final selections will be notified shortly thereafter. Please include which dates your group is/is not available the week of September 15.