Allen Co. SWCD Office (3718 New Vision Drive Fort Wayne, IN)
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Water Quality Information Service (WQIS)


Please select the "Newsletter" link on the left side of this page to view Allen County Publication to include but not limited to:

♦ Newsletters ♦ Press Releases ♦ Sales Forms

To View Approved Allen County Soil and Water Conservation Districts Board Meeting Minutes Click Here


Phosphorus Risk Reduction Reimbursement Program is now available!

The Phosphorus Reduction Reimbursement Program is now available in critical areas throughout Eastern Allen County within the Upper Maumee watershed. Grant funds provided to the SWCD from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are available to participants in the project on a per acre basis.

If you have farm land in the Upper Maumee targeted watersheds: Black Creek, Marsh Ditch, Six-Mile Creek, Trier Ditch, and Bottern Ditch, you may be eligible to participate in this project (See Map).
This pilot program is designed to help farmers keep phosphorus on their fields. The main factors that determine a farm’s risk of losing phosphorus include soil type, how close or connected a field is to surface water, slope of the field, soil permeability, soil Phosphorus test results, amount of fertilizer applied, time of fertilizer application, and fertilizer
placement. While some of these factors cannot be controlled by producers, those that can provide a great opportunity for small changes that could result in big improvements both for the bottom line and for water quality. (See Phosphorus Risk Index Calculator) 
Producers may be eligible for reimbursement payments for applied conservation practices such as cover crops, blind inlets, and more.
Please contact Kate Sanders or Greg Lake at the Allen County SWCD office at (260)484-5848 ext. 3, if you are interested in learning more about this exciting new program.


Water Quality Information Service (WQIS)

Water quality data from the St. Joseph, St. Marys, Auglaize, and Upper Maumee River watersheds is NOW available online through the Water Quality Information Service (WQIS).  WQIS is a resource for researchers, agency officials, and the general public for viewing, organizing, and presenting water quality data.  The site is maintained by the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative (SJRWI) in collaboration with the Environmental Resources Center (ERC) at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).

To access the WQIS site click here.


What is a Soil & Water Conservation District?

Each county in Indiana has a soil and water conservation district (SWCD). SWCDs are subdivisions of state government lead by a 5 member board of supervisors. SWCDs address issues involving natural resource issues and needs in their counties. Some of these issues are agricultural conservation, urban conservation, forestry, wildlife, water management and natural resource education.

About this site

The Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District has developed this website to provide information relevant to our local farmers, developers, educators and home owners about protecting and conserving our valuable soil and water resources for future generations.

As events and programs are scheduled, our website will be updated with current information about when and where they are being presented. If there is anything you would like to see on this website, please contact us with your ideas.

Office Location:

3718 New Vision Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

You may also contact by telephone at (260) 484-5848 x3

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