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The soil and water districts of Dubois, Spencer, Pike, Perry and Martin counties are among those that will soon be the recipients of financial assistance by the state.

Recently the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board awarded $965,500 in Clean Water Indiana Grants to 35 Indiana soil and water conservation districts across the state.

Dubois, Spencer, Perry, Crawford and Martin County were each given $75,000 in funds.

Pike and Warrick counties were among those who received funds of $38,500.

The goals of the project are to seek ways to protect drinking water, improve water quality and assist Hoosiers in gaining awareness and knowledge regarding the impact of land use on precious water resources.

In a release ISDA Director Ted McKinney says the grants showcase the benefits of collaborative efforts to conserve a critical piece of Hoosier environment and economy.

More information about the State Soil Conservation Board can be found at

Further questions or comments regarding the Clean Water Indiana Program may be directed to

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