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Meeting for Pigeon River grant March 26

The LaGrange County SWCD and SNRT are holding a meeting to promote the last year of conservation practice cost share implementation under the Pigeon River 319 Grant, which ends in September 2014 and introducing the new Great Lakes Commission Grant for the Little Elkhart Watershed for erosion and sediment control, which will run through 2016.

The meeting will be held at the Wolfe Community Building in Shipshewana on Wednesday evening, March 26, starting at 7 p.m. The meeting agenda will include a short welcome and program summary by Watershed Coordinator Dr. David Arrington, a talk by DVM Dr. Paul Webb from Millersburg, Ind., on the relationship between livestock health, profitability and water quality, and a PowerPoint presentation on current agronomic and engineered practices already installed in the watershed by watershed field technicians Michael Holcomb and Andy Runyon.

The hour-long program will be followed by an opportunity for local landowners and farm operators to ask questions, and a time for informal networking.

Light refreshments will be provided. The meeting is open to the public and is being held free of charge.

For more information, call the LaGrange County SWCD office at 260-463-3471 ext.