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Several local soil and water conservation districts are receiving state funding.

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board awarded $975,651 in matching funds to 15 soil and water conservation districts and organizations through the Clean Water Indiana program.

The local districts receiving funding include:

-Dubois County SWCD, receiving $99,000

-Lawrence County SWCD, receiving $60,000

-Pike County SWCD, receiving $42,000

-Spencer County SWCD, receiving $80,100

The districts will use these funds to partner with other counties or address specific needs within their jurisdiction. Some examples include: participating in a cost-share program, hiring staff, providing technical assistance, implementing cover crop incentive programs, or increasing watershed capacity.

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