Programs & Services

Programs

Contact our office to check if you or your property is eligible for these funding sources.  206.925.5620 x3

Clean Water Indiana (CWI)

Cost share funds available for cover crops and gypsum application for the St. Joe River Watershed which encompasses most of DeKalb County.  This grant is funded through the Indiana State Department of Ag.

Lake and River Enhancement (LARE)

cost share funds available for various conservation practices is specific watersheds located in the county.

District Cost Share Program (DCSP)

This program is funded through the district and is available to any property located in DeKalb County.

  • Septic Replacement:  provides 75% of cost share funds with a max of $1500 to replace or repair a failing system.
  • Conservation Practices:  provides 75% cost share funds for conservation practices to those who do not qualify for state or federal cost share funds.
  • Ash Tree Replacement:  provides $100 for up to 2 trees to replace an ash tree infected with the emerald ash borer with a native species.
  • Rain Barrels:  provides up to $25 reimbursement for the purchase of fixtures to construct a rain barrel.
  • Rain Gardens:  provides 75% cost share funds with a max of $500 for the implementation of a rain garden, including plants.
  • Well Capping:  provides cost share funds to cap abandoned wells. 75% cost share funds with a maximum of $500 available for capping 4 inch wells; maximum of $300 available for up to and including 2 inch wells.

Equipment Rental

Great Plain 1006 No Till 10 foot Drill

  • 10’ seeding width, end wheel drive, no-till grass drill.  Designed to efficiently seed a wide variety of seeds using multiple seed boxes.  Allows excellent ground gauging depth control on a wide variety of ground conditions.
  • $10.00 per acre or $50.00 Minimum
  • $15 delivery/return fee within DeKalb County – No charge if picked up/returned by renter.
  • $25 delivery/return fee outside of DeKalb County – No charge if picked up/returned by renter.
  • Must have a signed Equipment Rental Program form.

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Tree Planter

  • Pulls behind a tractor with a 3 point hitch
  • $0.03/per tree (no minimum)
  • $15 delivery/return fee within DeKalb County – No charge if picked up/returned by renter.
  • $25 delivery/return fee outside of DeKalb County – No charge if picked up/returned by renter.
  • Must have a signed Equipment Rental Program form.

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Retail Sales

Survey Flags

  • Wire staff
  • 4”x5” Flourescent Orange vinyl
  • $11.00/100
  • $4.00/25

Plat Books

  • DeKalb County Land Atlas and Plat Book
  • Accurately displays parcel boundaries, acreage data, roadways, ect.
  • Includes an index to landowners
  • Aerial map lies opposite to each township parcel map
  • $20/book

Rule 5 in DeKalb County

Indiana Administrative Code 327-15-5, commonly known as Rule 5, requires that all development/ construction activity within the State of Indiana or the boundaries of a designated  MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) area that results in the disturbance of one acre or more of land are required to complete a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the project.  Currently the city of Auburn is the only designated MS4 area in DeKalb County.

The DeKalb Soil and Water Conservation District receives and reviews all SWPPP for projects that are required in DeKalb County as well as the city of Auburn.  A completed DeKalb County Erosion Control Plan Submittal Form should accompany each plan presented for review.

For additional assistance in regards to Rule 5 in DeKalb County please contact Allen Haynes, Natural Resource Coordinator at 206.925.5620 x3 or ahaynes@co.dekalb.in.us

Resource Links

Farm Bill program information – USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
http://www.in.gov/dnr/

Indiana Department of Environmental Management:
http://www.in.gov/idem/

DeKalb County Indiana:
http://www.co.dekalb.in.us/