Input sought for Upper Sugar Creek Project


Do you farm or own ground in the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage? A new project focused on assessing, protecting and improving water quality; engaging individuals interested in the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage; and developing a step-wise plan for the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage will host a farmer-based listening session from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Dappled Willow, 6289 N. State Road 47, Darlington. Dinner will be provided. Reservations are requested and can be found online at https://tinyurl.com/sugarfarmer.

The project is funded through an Indiana Department of Environmental Management section 319 grant received by the Montgomery County SWCD and its partners. The $131,000 grant will lay the foundation for future, voluntary, on-the-ground conservation implementation efforts. “The Upper Sugar Creek Project is structured to allow community input on what they want to see happen in terms of regional planning to improve water quality within the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage,” said Sara Peel, project coordinator.

The project is currently in its initial stages of gathering data and information, developing the project steering committee and coordinating the gathering of public opinion. If you are interested in participating in this exciting project, contact Montgomery County Conservation Director Kristen Latzke at klatzke@montgomerycoswcd.com or by phone at 765-362-0405, ext. 3.

Additional information about the project’s progress and the upcoming public meeting can be found at https://montgomerycoswcd.com/sugarcreek.