News and Events

Wayne County 4H Blood Drive
Raise Your Sleeve and get a State Fair Ticket (while supplies last)
Tuesday June 25    4:00PM – 8:30PM in the Kuhlman Center
👉To sign up:
Thank you for your support!
• It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating. 
• Photo ID is required.
• DO NOT SELF DEFER! Many updates to tattoo/piercings, travel, medications,
Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures. 
More questions?
Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett(


Whitewater River Clean up and Invasive Plant Recognition with the Fayette County SWCD – Saturday, July 13th

Click here for more information  2019 Whitewater River Surf and Turf 7-13


Interested in invasive species?  Exciting opportunity, click below:


Welcome Vince Pitstick!  Vince is the new NRCS District Conservationist located in the Richmond USDA Service Center.  Please read a few words from Vince:

“I was born and raised in Jasper Indiana, and grew up assisting farmers and landowners with in a few miles of my parents house. Growing up around farming and having a strong work ethic was very influential but ultimately conservation was my passion. My father was a District Conservationist in Dubois County and worked for the agency for 30 years. I enjoyed growing up learning about the land and agriculture. I pursued my dream of working with the land and how we can improve the quality of the land through good stewardship. Above conservation is my family, My wife Stephanie and three wonderful children Emmett, Everett, and Violet. We are looking forward to the challenges and rewards this next chapter of our lives may provide.”



Free E-Waste Recycling at IU East Campus in the  Whitewater Parking Lot JUNE 22 9AM to NOON

Click here for more information ->  E-Waste Recycling Flier Revised 10-19-18


POND CLINIC – May 30th MOVED TO THE NATURE CENTER DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST, Hayes Arboretum.  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Click for details: PondClinic2019


Richmond Parks Whitewater Cleans-Ups from April 7th through September 29.

See flyer below for more information 

City of Richmond 2019 Spring Clean up – runs from April 27th through June 7th.  Check the schedule and map for your neighborhood collection date.

Schedule:  City of Richmond 2019 Spring Clean up flyer

Map:  2019 City wide clean up map – with dates



The cost-share program will provide cost-share funds to landowners located within pre-determined priority watershed areas for a variety of practices, including, but not limited to, cover crops, riparian plantings, buffer strips, water and sediment control basins, forage and biomass plantings, and nutrient management plans. Practices used to fence livestock currently accessing streams will also be funded—these include fencing, watering facilities, pipeline to watering facilities, and heavy use area pads. A small amount of funding is also available for invasive species removal and control.  Additional information can be found below:

2018 Challenge Match Grant! 

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank all the donors that helped us to reach our match amount!  Your generosity will help us to provide outreach educational opportunities for our community. We sincerely thank you!


Congratulations to Wayne County’s recipient of the River Friendly Farmer award!  Phillip and Linda Bowman of Bowman Superior Genetics received this prestigious award on August 15, 2018 at the Indiana State Fair.  For further details, please visit:

L-R: Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Phillip Bowman, Linda Bowman and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron


2018 group photo of River Friendly Farmer award winners






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