Projects

Fourteen Mile Creek/Goose Creek-OH River (Indiana) Watershed Improvement Project

The two watersheds addressed in this project are Fourteen Mile Creek and Goose Creek-OH River (Indiana portion). These watersheds together cover 108,193 acres located in eastern portions of Clark County, the southeastern corner of Scott County, and southwestern corner of Jefferson County. Impaired Category 5A water bodies, per the EPA’s 303(d) List, are found in four locations in the watershed: Dry Branch-Fourteen Mile Creek (INN0179_00), East Fork Unnamed Tributary (INN0171_T1002), Yankee Creek (INN017A_00), and Rogers Run-Fourteen Mile Creek (INN017_02). All these water bodies are impaired for E.coli; East Fork, in addition, is impaired for biotic communities, and dissolved oxygen. The waters of Fourteen Mile Creek and Goose Creek discharge into the Ohio River, which is also on the EPA’s 303(d) List.

Our watershed management plan has been approved by the EPA, as has our Watershed Improvement Project.  We are currently waiting on funds to be released so that our project can start.  More information on this project can be found at http://14milecreekwatershed.weebly.com/

Silver Creek Watershed Improvement Project

Silver Creek Watershed is located in the Indiana Counties of Clark, Scott and Floyd.  The Cities or Towns of Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany, Memphis, Sellersburg, Charlestown, and Henryville are all located in the watershed.  Silver Creek watershed contains 97,442.9 total acres. Of these acres, about 28% is urban/suburban land, 36% forest, 25% crop and livestock, the remaining 11% is considered miscellaneous use.

The grant for the Silver Creek Watershed Improvement Project ended on October 17, 2014.  A final report of the project will be posted here after approval is received from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.  More information on this project can be found at http://mysilvercreekwatershed.weebly.com/non-point-source-pollution.html

Plant A Tree For You And Me

Plant A Tree For You And Me, or “PAT” as it is affectionately called, is a joint project of the Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ripley, and Scott County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), and is sponsored by Historic Hoosier Hills Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D).  It initially began as a five-year project to plant 100,000 trees in the seven county partner area. From August 2007 to August 2012, it was actively promoted through workshops, tree sales, and the like. At the end of the project period, after 64,380 trees were counted, the SWCDs decided to continue to promote Plant A Tree in order to reach the 100,000 tree goal.

PAT mission statement:  Promote tree planting and aboriculture through education and technical support, creating a more beautiful and healthy Southern Indiana.

Primary objectives of the project:

1. To educate people about the benefits of trees and their management.

2. To help the citizens of Southern Indiana plant 100,000 trees.

The result? 
Our environment will be friendlier to people and wildlife, and our heating and air conditioning costs will be reduced.

Want to make the trees you plant count?

Great! Purchase your trees – seedling or container – from any source. Plant them!  Then, print and complete the form below:

PLANT A TREE MAIL-IN RECORD FORM

Send your completed form to the Clark County SWCD, 9608 Highway 62, Charlestown, IN  47111.  All trees planted in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Ripley, and Scott Counties will count towards the Plant A Tree For You And Me goal of 100,000 trees.