Impervious Surfaces

  As land is urbanized with growth, the natural landscape is changing.  Buildings, roads, housing additions, parking lots (impervious surfaces) and so on are replacing, forests, farm fields and grassy areas (natural areas). The natural areas play a part in the water cycle as it allows the water to seep into the ground (infiltration). WithContinue reading “Impervious Surfaces”

Farmers’ Day

On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Morgan County Partnership for Water Quality and Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District worked together at a booth for Farmers’ Day. We had a cane pole fishing game and a duck derby. The cane pole fishing game had images of Indiana fish and the names of the fish. TheContinue reading “Farmers’ Day”

Storm Water Pollution

Much of the land around our town is covered in buildings and pavement, which does not allow rain and snowmelt to soak into the ground.  Rain and snowmelt wash anything that’s on the streets and paved surfaces into storm drains.  Oil, fertilizer, pesticides, detergents, pet waste, grass clippings, and litter are common pollutants. Stormwater runoffContinue reading “Storm Water Pollution”

Where does storm water runoff go?

Storm water is water from rain or melting snow. It flows from rooftops, over paved streets, sidewalks and parking lots, across bare soil and lawns and into storm drains and streams. As it flows, runoff collects and transports litter, soil, pet waste, road salt and sand, pesticides, fertilizer, oil and grease, soaps and detergents, andContinue reading “Where does storm water runoff go?”

Programs Going on this Fall!

Morgan County has some programs going on this fall! Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Morgan County Solid Waste District have a couple of programs going on. Scroll down to see information for all three events! Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a Fall Foliage Conservation Tour. Please RSVPContinue reading “Programs Going on this Fall!”

Tools for learning MORE about Watersheds

In our last post we learned we all live in a watershed – even if we live in a desert! In this post a list of websites will be listed that have helping learning tools/resources on watersheds. https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act this link will provide useful information on The Clean Water Act of 1972. The basic structure ofContinue reading “Tools for learning MORE about Watersheds”