Indiana’s District Showcase Award is designed to highlight the success of four local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) in the Hoosier state. The award focus allows Districts the opportunity to share new project ideas or better ways to design and implement existing conservation projects, etc. The award is sponsored by the Indiana Conservation Partnership.
2017 DISTRICT SHOWCASE INFORMATION:
2017 District Showcase ONLINE application – Now Available! See guidelines and details at top of application.
Application Question: Describe why your SWCD should be showcased for a specific project(s), program(s) or activity(s) in soil and water conservation. Note: Points will be awarded based on how well the description includes these nine points and they must be addressed in this narrative: (1) specific customer(s) targeted (urban, rural, ag, general public, etc.); (2) conservation practices highlighted; (3) outreach and communication to the targeted customer(s); (4) how the work fits into the SWCDs Business Plan; (5) Partnership involvement (both traditional and non-traditional); (6) funding mechanisms (if appropriate); (7) environmental and conservation benefits of the work (quantified if possible); (8) any measurable results of the work; and, (9) how the project has strengthened the SWCD.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2017.
PAST SHOWCASE INFORMATION:
Download a list of past winners here.
Congratulations to the four District Showcase winners for 2016. These four districts were showcased at the 2017 Annual SWCD Conference on January 24, 2017. Full video here.
- Huntington County group (including Wabash, Wells, Blackford and Grant) – District Showcase highlights video (YouTube)
- Indiana Prairie Farmer write-up here.
- Jennings County – District Showcase highlights video (YouTube)
- Washington County – District Showcase highlights video (YouTube)
- Hamilton County – District Showcase highlights video (YouTube)