Indiana is one of a dozen states that could be getting a slice of about $75 million in federal funds this year to improve
the water quality of its rivers and streams.
State Conservationist Jane Hardisty is urging farmer cooperatives, local governments, producer associations and others to
apply for some of the money before the May 3 deadline.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture money will go to projects that cut the amount of nutrients entering waterways in dozens
of watersheds. The agency expects to award about $320 million for such projects over the next four years.
Indiana's five eligible watersheds are the Eel River, the Upper East Fork of the White River, Wildcat Creek, the upper
Wabash River, Vermillion River and upper Great Miami River.