Improving Soil Quality Degradation
and Protecting Water Quality
in the Wabash River Watershed
The Huntington County SWCD has partnered with
Wells County SWCD on a 2016 Clean Water Indiana
Grant that covers the Upper Wabash River Watershed area.
Priority Resource Concerns addressed by this project includes:
- Lowering the Sediment & Nitrogen loads to local waterways
- Applying Gypsum when needed to improve soil infiltration rates
Cost share funds will be available for the following practices:
$20 per acre for Cover Crops planted - maximum 200 acres
$20 per acre for Gypsum application - maximum 100 acres
Must show soil test (within year) results warranting Gypsum application
Preference will be given to those using these Best Management Practices for the first time and to those not eligible for cost share through the Upper Wabash River Basin Commission Cost Share Program.