VERNON AND CRAWFORD COUNTIES - It’s a sign of the times, when even the Tainter Creek Watershed Council decides to offer both an in-person as well as a Zoom option to attend their upcoming meeting.
The council will meet in-person at the Franklin Town Hall in Liberty Pole on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. It is suggested that participants wear a mask and plan on social distancing if planning on attending in-person. To attend online via Zoom, go to: Meeting ID: 814 8812 0270, Passcode: 255345.
For those who prefer to call in to the meeting, you can find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kemgZgFCuG.
With any questions, e-mail Dani Heisler-Woodill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group’s agenda for their upcoming meeting will include:
• Cover Crop Acres
• 2021 DATCP grant update providing the group with categories and amounts
• TCWC Watershed perimeter signage
• Tainter Creek Grazing Project update
• 2021 event planning
• Next meetings: February, March and April
2021 grant funds
As with so many things in 2020, the council held only a limited number of field days and meetings last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Events where participants could gather outside were prioritized, and many planned education events, which in past years have drawn hundreds of participants, had to be postponed. This left the council with some of the funds remaining from their 2020 DATCP Producer-Led Watershed Council grant that will be rolled over into 2021.In addition, the group has been funded for 2021 for the fourth year in a row by DATCP. This year, the funding was $30,000, and funded activities include cover crop installation, well water testing, farm walkovers, demonstration/research plots, surface water testing, signage, administration, and supported member education.