How Our Program Works
Friends of Lake Monroe, in partnership with the Monroe County, Brown County, and Jackson County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), will provide landowner assistance and consultation free of charge. Contact Lake Monroe Watershed Coordinator Maggie Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 812-558-0217) or your local SWCD to discuss your project and to learn more about the program.
Our Watershed Coordinator will meet with you to review your project and help you complete the program application. This will include developing a cost estimate, obtaining site plans and photographs, and determining any additional needs to process your application. All projects will be scored based on subwatershed location; proximity to a water body; and potential for reducing sediment, E.coli, and nutrient pollution.
Completed project applications submitted by June 1, 2023 will be reviewed by the advisory committee within one month of the application due date. (Subsequent applications will be reviewed quarterly.) The watershed coordinator will meet with approved applicants to sign contracts and discuss project specifics. Funds will be issued on a reimbursement basis after work is completed.
If you’re a landowner in the Lake Monroe Watershed, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. We are excited to support you in getting projects installed. Please contact Maggie Sullivan at email@example.com or 812-558-0217 to get started.